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Distinguished Finalist

Tori Kostas

Broken Arrow , Oklahoma

Tori Kostas, 16, of Broken Arrow, Okla., a junior at Summit Christian Academy, has used her experience with Type 1 diabetes to support families experiencing a new diabetes diagnosis; along with recruiting participants for fundraising events including a golf tournament and an annual walk, she served as a champion ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Oklahoma. Tori is determined to help educate families, doctors and state and national leaders, in hopes that there will someday be a cure.