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Distinguished Finalist

Megan Loh

Placentia, California

Megan Loh, 16, of Placentia, Calif., a member of Girl Scouts of Orange County and a junior at Troy High School, formed the nonprofit "GEARup4Youth" to spark girls’ imaginations through fun, girls-only LEGO robotics programming classes held at more than 200 organizations in the U.S. and Malaysia; she also wrote the book Easy STEM Activities You Can Do at Home. With the help of 130 volunteers from 25 schools, she has raised $40,000 and reached 6,500 girls.