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Distinguished Finalist

Arden Crowe

Plano, Texas

Arden Crowe, 18, of Denton, Texas, a member of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and a senior at Hebron High School, started a health initiative in collaboration with her tribe, the Choctaw Nation, to help reduce the high rate of diabetes in the community; she worked with food distribution centers to develop recipe cards and nutrition facts and held in-person cooking demonstrations. Arden’s recipes were also included in the Choctaw newspaper, which reaches 90,000 tribal members.