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Distinguished Finalist

Claydon Dunn

Chanhassen, Minnesota

Claydon Dunn, 13, of Chanhassen, Minn., an eighth-grader at Minnetonka Middle School West, has been an enthusiastic volunteer with a local senior living facility since March 2017, lending a helping hand to the staff and socializing with the residents. Inspired to volunteer by his late uncle, who worked in a similar facility, Claydon has made a special effort to brighten the residents’ days through friendly conversation, accompanying them to church services, and more.