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Distinguished Finalist

Aviel Waxman

Glendale, Arizona

Aviel Waxman, 18, of Glendale, Ariz., a senior at Desert Heights Preparatory Academy, helps educate and raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault through social media and fundraising, publishing three posts a week with statistics, news stories and resources for people experiencing abuse and assault. He established both a campus organization and a curriculum about the dating violence that affects one in three teens, and plans to undergo the training to teach a course himself.