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Distinguished Finalist

Jason Lin

Los Altos, California

Jason Lin, 17, of Los Altos, California, a junior at The Harker School, organized two fundraising concerts featuring teenage musicians to raise more than $70,000 for the Tahirih Justice Center, a national organization that provides free legal and social services for asylum seekers fleeing gender-based violence. Jason’s efforts included recruiting volunteers and musicians, handling event logistics, promoting his event and spreading awareness of his cause.