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Distinguished Finalist

Jordan Krestul

Canyon Country, California

Jordan Krestul, 17, of Canyon Country, Calif., a senior at Canyon High School, is on a mission to donate new recreational books for elementary school children in low-income communities through "Code Read," the nonprofit his sister founded to increase literacy and foster a lifetime love of reading. Through his leadership hosting fundraisers, recruiting volunteers, managing book supplies, hosting assemblies, and running book fairs, Jordan has provided roughly 5,000 children with free books.