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Distinguished Finalist

Lily Hawkins

Salt Lake City, Utah

Lily Hawkins, 18, of Salt Lake City, Utah, a senior at East High School, helps run “The Ghana Project,” which raises money selling traditional Ghanaian masks in her community; her efforts have helped establish a secondary school scholarship for three students and funded a computer lab, internet access and a generator for a Ghanaian school. Lily and her project partner are currently working to expand their efforts to other schools in their area.