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Distinguished Finalist

Sara Blau

Brookville, New York

Sara Blau, 17, of Brookville, N.Y., a senior at Schechter School of Long Island, founded “Game Changers New York,” a nonprofit that has collected and donated more than 6,650 pieces of sports equipment for children in need across the globe. She has played an instrumental role in collaborating with organizations and local volunteers to host fundraisers and collection events to procure sporting goods; so far, her initiative has donated equipment to more than 15 organizations in three countries.