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Distinguished Finalist

Ethan Chandler

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Ethan Chandler, 17, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, a senior at Fitchburg High School, founded and runs “Karate For Kids,” a nonprofit that gives free karate lessons to students in need in his community; his organization has raised more than $7,000 by holding fundraisers and has awarded three scholarships to participants. Through Karate For Kids, Ethan also donated to a local Thanksgiving food drive and helped deliver holiday food baskets to families in his community.