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Distinguished Finalist

Adam Akan

Dyer, Indiana

Adam Akan, 15, of Dyer, Indiana, a sophomore at Forest Ridge Academy, created and runs “Region Kids for Comfort,” an organization designed to help young people get involved in their community through fundraising and volunteering; the group has donated to women’s and men’s shelters and an organization for children with special needs. Adam was inspired to start this organization by his church and by his brother, who has developmental disabilities.