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Distinguished Finalist

Salman Chughtai

Belle Mead, New Jersey

Salman Chughtai, 17, of Belle Mead, N.J., a senior at Montgomery High School, developed a curriculum, raised money for supplies, then traveled to Guatemala to inspire a love of science in fourth- through sixth-graders through three weeks of hands-on science experiments. Salman donated laptops and a TV and provided internet access and a list of educational websites to the school where he taught so that the learning could continue and he could keep teaching via video calls after he returned home.