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Distinguished Finalist

Zev Dickstein

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Zev Dickstein, 17, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, developed a mobile app, “Turnout,” to help young people become more civically active in their communities; the app includes news, information about upcoming political events, and resources to help users contact legislators and write press releases. Zev has raised more than $60,000 for his initiative and runs a team that includes 15 other young people.