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Alice V. Deng was inducted into the Youth category in 2013.

My Story

A student at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Alice Deng exhibits leadership beyond her years as a driving force in programs that help local youth and as a volunteer who helps make her community a better place. Alice is co-founder of RSVP Speech, a campaign dedicated to helping young people overcome their fear of public speaking. She also created "Power-Off Week 2012,'' when tech-savvy teens were encouraged to "live outside of the screen.'' As an advocate for teens in the Tri-Valley Eden Township Youth Community Court, Alice also works to find constructive sanctions for teens convicted of misdemeanors. As if this were not enough, Alice also finds time to volunteer for many organizations that help children, battered women and those struggling to make ends meet.