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Distinguished Finalist

Carter King

Johnson City, Texas

Carter King, 17, of Johnson City, Texas, a junior at Dripping Springs High School, serves as president of his high school’s Unified Champions program, a Special Olympics initiative that partners student volunteers with athletes who have special needs; his efforts include planning activities to enhance participants’ athletic and social skills and spreading awareness of his cause. Carter also organized a spirit week at his school, which featured a Unified basketball game and pep rally.