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Distinguished Finalist

Colin Smith

Swanton, Ohio

Colin Smith, 17, of Swanton, Ohio, a junior at Evergreen High School, was the lead coordinator for “Color for Camo,” a two-mile color run that raised money for Veterans Matter, a nonprofit that provides housing to veterans; his efforts include leading bi-weekly planning meetings, spreading awareness of the cause, securing sponsorships and donations, and coordinating day-of logistics. Through this project, Colin helped raise $5,000 to benefit eight local veterans.