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Distinguished Finalist

Britton Masback

Portland, Oregon

Britton Masback, 18, of Portland, Oregon, a senior at Catlin Gabel School, is the founder and executive director of “Youth Educating Police (YEP),” a nonprofit designed to foster positive relationships between young people and police through education and open dialogue. For his initiative, Britton helped design a curriculum to train police about interacting with young people, hosts regular forums between the police and the community, and has helped students in other places develop similar initiatives.