Rebecca Maloy

Hometown: Vergennes, Vermont

Age: 15

School: Vergennes Union High School

Talent:  Irish Hard Shoe Dance performed to Break Out from Lord of the Dance

Platform: Raising Awareness and Finding a Cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease

“Polycystic Kidney Disease is a painful and progressive disease that leads to kidney failure and is currently only treatable by a kidney transplant. Currently 600,000 Americans including my mother and sister suffer from this disease. I will bring awareness of this disease to Vermonters and partner with the American Kidney Foundation to focus on raising funds, helping to push for legislation that will have insurance companies cover more of the expenses and to link people to programs designed to promote organ transplant and donation.”