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Distinguished Finalist

Olivia Colombo

Kingston, Massachusetts

Olivia Colombo, 16, of Kingston, Mass., a senior at Sacred Heart High School, is a national and school leader with the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program, and leads a wide variety of projects in service of people, animals and the environment. Olivia speaks to thousands of students around the country every year about the importance of finding solutions to the world’s problems; she also secured a provisional patent for her renewable energy project, supported orphans overseas, coordinated beach cleanups, and more.