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Distinguished Finalist

Kayla Minutillo

Manhasset, New York

Kayla Minutillo, 17, of Manhasset, New York, a senior at Manhasset Secondary School, co-founded “PINK,” a project through which she and a friend sell handmade bracelets, hair accessories and a cookbook to benefit the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer; they have raised more than $60,000 so far. Kayla also partnered with a local company that employs young adults with autism, to design and sell T-shirts and pajama pants to benefit the PINK cause.