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Distinguished Finalist

Jay Maturi

Carmel, Indiana

Jay Maturi, 18, of Carmel, Ind., a senior at University High School of Indiana, has led a number of initiatives to raise awareness about electronic waste, including community drives that diverted 30,000 pounds of electronics away from landfills and into appropriate recycling facilities. Jay also played a lead role in running a camp to teach students about advocating for legislative action and organizing a climate leadership summit with 18 Indiana mayors.