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Distinguished Finalist

Colten Wright

Merrill, Oregon

Colten Wright, 14, of Merrill, Ore., a freshman at Lost River Junior and Senior High, is a self-taught auctioneer who has volunteered his services for a number of charity fundraisers, providing auctioneering and logistical support for events with up to 2,500 people and helping to bring in donations ranging from $750 to more than $50,000. Colten’s volunteering benefited causes including an American Legion post, scholarship funds and a local student paralyzed in an ATV accident.