You are here

Distinguished Finalist

Nam Nguyen

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Nam Nguyen, 18, of Albuquerque, N.M., a senior at St. Pius X High School, played a key role on a team that created an e-book, lesson plans, and activities that teach English and math to orphaned children in Nigeria, as well as raising money for teacher training. Inspired to help the children by his difficult early years after immigrating to the U.S., Nam spent several months researching and working to create the resources -- efforts that have enhanced the education of 18 young children.