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Distinguished Finalist

Nitish Sood

Alpharetta, Georgia

Nitish Sood, 17, of Alpharetta, Ga., a senior at Alpharetta High School, founded “Working Together for Change,” a student-led nonprofit that has mobilized more than 600 volunteers to provide food, clothing, medical support, skills training and scholarships to the homeless. Nitish has also led volunteers in efforts to raise awareness of homelessness by organizing sleep-outs, making presentations at colleges around the country, and coordinating two humanitarian summits.