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Distinguished Finalist

Lina Alkarmi

Sterling, Virginia

Lina Alkarmi, 17, of Sterling, Virginia, a senior at Dominion High School, started and runs “Princess Packages,” a nonprofit that has given more than 400 princess-themed care packages to young patients in hospitals; her efforts include spreading awareness of her cause, recruiting volunteers, organizing packaging events and delivering the care packages. Lina was first inspired to start her project to help cheer up patients after visiting a young family member in the hospital.