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Distinguished Finalist

Thomas Colitsas

West Windsor Township, New Jersey

Thomas Colitsas, 15, of West Windsor Township, N.J., nominated by Princeton Family YMCA and a sophomore at West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, started a program that is mobilizing more than 40 high school volunteers to provide math tutoring, fun activities and friendship to second-graders at a Trenton elementary school. After learning that his school didn’t offer a volunteer tutoring club like the one he had in mind, Thomas recruited donor and student support to create a program of his own.