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Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Parkland graduate named semifinalist

Parkland High School 2010 graduate Samir Lakhani is running for CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year Award for his founding and work with Eco-Soap Bank.

He is one of 10 individuals chosen.

The bank is a global initiative that recycles leftover hotel soap and distributes them to Cambodia and other villages in need of improved hygiene.

The winner will be revealed during “CNN Heroes: An All-Start Tribute,” airing live Dec. 17.

There is more information about his program available at