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Student of the Week: Ponte Vedra High School senior making a difference in the classroom and community

He was a contestant on 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' and has been student body president for the past two years.

Chase Magnano is a senior at Ponte Vedra High School, where he has been student body president for the past two years.

During Magnano's sophomore year of high school, he was a contestant on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire: Whiz Kids. He used his winnings to found JaxTHRIVE, which is a mentoring program for refugee children.

The organization has more than 250 student volunteers and collectively they've earned more than 5,000 service hours. 

Magnano says he's planning Teens Take A Stand a benefit event to support domestic violence shelters.

Credit: JaxTHRIVE

He was recently accepted into Princeton University and says he will likely attend there for college. 

Congrats to Chase Magnano from Ponte Vedra High School for being recognized as First Coast News' Student of the Week!