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Distinguished Finalist

Nicholas Oliveri

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nicholas Oliveri, 16, of Las Vegas, Nev., nominated by the YMCA of Southern Nevada and a junior at The Meadows School, worked with his sister to form “Komfort 4 Kids,” a nonprofit group that has hand-crafted more than 400 blankets for children undergoing chemotherapy. The group partnered with local National Honor Societies and National Junior Honor Societies to increase production of the blankets, which bring physical and psychological comfort to recipients.