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Distinguished Finalist

Milan Narula

Irvine, California

Milan Narula, 16, of Irvine, California, a junior at University High School, co-founded “Code Open Sesame,” an organization that has offered coding workshops and individual tutoring sessions to children living in nine homeless and domestic violence shelters; her efforts include securing grants, recruiting and training volunteer instructors and teaching courses. Code Open Sesame has secured more than $24,000 in funding and includes more than 120 high school and college-level volunteers.