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Distinguished Finalist

Chase Magnano

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Chase Magnano, 17, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a senior at Ponte Vedra High School, co-founded “Teens Helping Refugees Integrate Via Engagement (JaxTHRIVE),” a nonprofit organization that has provided more than 85 refugee students in the Jacksonville area with programming focused on English, STEAM and career and life skills. Chase’s efforts include raising more than $50,000, recruiting volunteers, collaborating with other local community organizations and establishing JaxTHRIVE chapters in several schools.