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Distinguished Finalist

Tejas Athni

Macon, Georgia

Tejas Athni, 17, of Macon, Ga., a senior at Stratford Academy, has provided CPR and basic life-saving training to more than 250 Georgians through a program he founded called, “CPR Education NovoToro,” and partnered with a foundation to provide train-the-trainer CPR education in India, too. Tejas, whose grandfather died when no one was able to perform CPR, has been recognized for his education initiatives by the American Heart Association.