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Distinguished Finalist

Keerthana Ramalingam

Sandy , Utah

Keerthana Ramalingam, 17, of Sandy, Utah, a senior at American Preparatory Academy, has worked in a number of ways to support students with learning disorders, and developed an app with customizable text functions to improve the web browsing experience for people with dyslexia. Keerthana tutored children at a school in Bangalore and, after moving to the U.S. in 2016, began volunteering with a Leonardo Museum peer support group for young people with disabilities.