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Distinguished Finalist

Jagan Nautiyal

Fairbanks, Alaska

Jagan Nautiyal, 15, of Fairbanks, Alaska, a freshman at Lathrop High School, has volunteered hundreds of hours over the past two years to help treat and care for sick and injured animals at an emergency veterinary clinic; he estimates that his volunteering has saved pet owners $7,000 so far by freeing up vet techs to work on critical procedures. Jagan also serves as an assistant coach for the Ice Puppies youth hockey team.