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Distinguished Finalist

Jonathan Berman

Merion Station, Pennsylvania

Jonathan Berman, 18, of Merion Station, Pa., a senior at Lower Merion High School, is the founder of “Power of One,” a fundraising initiative that has raised $19,500 for cure-focused research at the Diabetes Research Institute, in addition to more than $4,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Eastern Pennsylvania chapter and more than $5,000 for the organization Beyond Type 1. Jonathan was inspired to start fundraising by his own experiences living with Type 1 diabetes.