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Distinguished Finalist

Zachary Katula

Yorkville, Illinois

Zachary Katula, 17, of Yorkville, Ill., a senior at Yorkville High School, co-founded a charity that has collected more than $150,000 worth of clothing over the past 10 years from the “lost and found” closets of seven area schools, and distributed it to local children through a food pantry. Working with dozens of high school volunteers, Zachary cleans, repairs and delivers high-quality apparel to the pantry for distribution to families in need.