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Distinguished Finalist

Anna Marina Accumanno

East Hanover, New Jersey

Anna Marina Accumanno, 18, of East Hanover, New Jersey, a senior at Hanover Park High School, has volunteered hundreds of hours working with children with special needs, spending summers working with Hanover Park's Extended Year Program and, during the school year, spending one morning each week working at a special education school. As a volunteer, Anna observes and records students’ milestones and setbacks, helps reinforce lessons and helps students gain independence.