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Distinguished Finalist

Avantika D'Cruz-Wigren

Ashland, Wisconsin

Avantika D'Cruz-Wigren, 17, of Ashland, Wis., a senior at Ashland High School, volunteers with the Superior Rivers Watershed Association (SRWA), helping monitor and protect the health of streams and rivers surrounding Lake Superior. Hoping to study aquatic ecology in college, Avantika collects water samples, identifies aquatic invertebrates, completes data entry and helps the SRWA prepare for community training sessions and other events.