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Distinguished Finalist

Matthew Williams

Schaumburg, Illinois

Matthew Williams, 16, of Schaumburg, Ill., a sophomore at Schaumburg High School, has been responsible since June 2016 for expanding and maintaining the parent resource library at his local Easter Seals facility, stretching limited resources to ensure parents have the information they need to help their kids with disabilities gain independence. Matthew, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, has supported the library through efforts from cataloguing to calling in overdue materials.