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Distinguished Finalist

Zaid Fattah

Danville, California

Zaid Fattah, 16, of Danville, California, a junior at Monte Vista High School, created and runs “More Than Magic,” through which he held a four-week magic camp for refugee youth; the organization also offers free English-language tutoring and has donated more than 1,000 pounds of school supplies to refugees in Oakland and in Istanbul, Turkey. Through his organization, which includes nearly 30 volunteers, Zaid hopes to empower refugees while sharing his passion for magic.