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Distinguished Finalist

Christian Gebhardt

Carmel, California

Christian Gebhardt, 18, of Carmel, California, a senior at Carmel High School, started “GoodWorks,” through which he makes and sells woodworking projects, donating the proceeds to a partner organization that provides free meals to people experiencing homelessness. Christian’s efforts include spreading awareness of housing insecurity in his community, securing donated materials for his projects and fulfilling orders; he has been able to donate more than $12,500 so far.