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Distinguished Finalist

Ishaan Brar

Bakersfield, California

Ishaan Brar, 17, of Bakersfield, California, a junior at Stockdale High School, founded “Healthy Community,” which has hosted 11 free medical clinics for underserved populations; his efforts include recruiting volunteers and medical professionals, securing equipment and supplies, promoting his cause and moderating “ask-a-doctor” and speaking sessions at each clinic. Healthy Community, which holds a clinic one Saturday every month in a different location, has benefitted more than 500 people.