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Distinguished Finalist

Dora Ivkovich

Okemos, Michigan

Dora Ivkovich, 15, of Ingham, Michigan, a senior at Okemos High School, runs “A Chance to Dance,” which has offered adaptive social dancing lessons to 25 high school and college students with disabilities; her efforts include gaining certification to teach, recruiting volunteer dance partners and securing space and assistive devices. To expand the impact of her program, Dora also started offering instructional skill workshops to help social workers, teachers and physical therapists learn how to teach adaptive dance.