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Distinguished Finalist

Dyuti Dawn

Fargo, North Dakota

Dyuti Dawn, 17, of Fargo, N.D., a junior at Davies High School, co-founded a nonprofit that has provided retirement homes with more than 100 kid-made “fidget pillows” to comfort people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and related diseases; she’s also provided pillows for regional North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association offices to use during care consultations. Dyuti is also an active member with the student board of Distressed Children International, participating in efforts that raised more than $7,600 for children in Bangladesh.