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Distinguished Finalist

Delaney Gump

Weston, West Virginia

Delaney Gump, 17, of Weston, West Virginia, a senior at Lewis County High School, serves as a county representative for “Boxing It Up to Give Thanks,” a youth-led project that gives Thanksgiving meals to families dealing with food insecurity; along with spreading awareness about the cause, she helped secure funding, package meals and deliver the donations. The project has boxed and distributed meals for well over 1,000 families across seven counties.