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Distinguished Finalist

Aditya Sehgal

Deer Park, New York

Aditya Sehgal, 16, of Deer Park, N.Y., a junior at Half Hollow Hills High School West, advocates for equal opportunities for education and organizes school supply donations as the founder of the nonprofit organization “Genius In Need.” Aditya oversees program operations ranging from setting up drop boxes to coordinating with distributors and county officials; his group has raised thousands of dollars for school supplies and donated them to low-income schools in the Long Island area.