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Distinguished Finalist

Chirag Vedullapalli

Sammamish, Washington

Chirag Vedullapalli, 18, of Sammamish, Wash., a senior at Mount Si High School, created “Creative Children for Charity,” a youth foundation that has encouraged more than 7,500 kids to donate their time and talent for a social cause, contributing $27,000 and over 30,000 volunteer hours to a variety of causes. Along with organizing service project opportunities, the foundation offers 3D printing workshops in three states and is currently working towards its goal of helping to create 500 youth-run businesses.