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Distinguished Finalist

Everitt Meer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Everitt Meer, 16, of Pittsburgh, Pa., a sophomore at Mt. Lebanon High School, started the “Treasure Our Veterans” project, which has raised enough money to host more than 25 veterans breakfast clubs – community breakfast events focused on celebrating veterans and sharing their stories. Everitt’s volunteer efforts for the project include designing and selling T-shirts and lapel pins, creating informational flyers, giving speeches and designing thank-you cards for participating veterans.