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Distinguished Finalist

Margo Leskinen

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Margo Leskinen, 18, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a senior at Oakland High School, worked with a friend to start “Swim Angels,” a nonprofit that has offered free swimming lessons to 30 kids in their community; her efforts included becoming certified in CPR and first aid, raising funds to secure pool time, promoting the initiative, and teaching classes throughout the summer. Swim Angels also partnered with the local parks and recreation department to expand the program and secure free pool time.