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Distinguished Finalist

Jake Young

Lido Beach, New York

Jake Young, 12, of Lido Beach, N.Y., a seventh-grader at Long Beach Middle School, volunteers with the New York chapter of the Little Saint Nick Foundation, leading children in community groups to pack anti-anxiety gift bags that serve 600-1,000 pediatric emergency room patients every month. He and his siblings also dress in costume to distribute the goodies to hospitals on a monthly basis, often interacting with patient and staff members to brighten their day.