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Distinguished Finalist

John Wilkinson

Oxford, Mississippi

John Wilkinson, 13, of Oxford, Miss., an eighth-grader at Oxford Middle School, was one of the first students to volunteer with his school’s inaugural peer tutoring program, where his responsibilities have ranged from understanding different learning styles and making study skills videos to teaching English to students learning it as a second language. Since it started last school year, John has supported the program as it’s grown to help 50-100 students a month.