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Distinguished Finalist

Connor Durochia

Hinesburg, Vermont

Connor Durochia, 17, of Hinesburg, Vt., a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School, co-founded a ministry that collects food and supplies, then distributes them every other month to homeless people in downtown Burlington. Connor rents a park to host his “Giving Tree Ministries” food distribution events, which have provided bag lunches, supplies and friendly company to at least 50 people and mobilized church members to serve the community.