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Distinguished Finalist

Abigail Plunkett

Houston, Texas

Abigail Plunkett, 17, of Houston, Texas, a home-schooled senior, created and runs the “Curtain Call For All Theatre Program” for children with cognitive or physical disabilities; her efforts include fundraising for her cause, installing a wheelchair ramp at a local theater and running a two-week long theater camp. Abigail, a theater enthusiast who hopes to become a physical therapist, also recruited volunteers so that each of her 12 campers had an assigned “teen acting assistant.”