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Distinguished Finalist

Jupinder Parmar

Elk Grove, California

Jupinder Parmar, 18, of Elk Grove, Calif., a senior at Franklin High School, leads a weekly computer class for children staying at a women’s shelter, reaching nearly 90 students over the past four years with instruction on topics from basic functionality to Microsoft Word. After learning that many kids in the shelter had only limited exposure to computers growing up, Jupinder created a curriculum to ensure that they had the skills they needed to fully participate in school activities.