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Distinguished Finalist

Megan Chen

Newark, Delaware

Megan Chen, 16, of Newark, Delaware, a junior at Newark Charter Junior/Senior High School, is the founder and executive director of “The Urban Garden Initiative (TUGI),” a nonprofit that has taught more than 500 participants how to start container gardens by offering workshops at inner-city schools and community centers. Megan, who first began gardening with her family, was inspired to start TUGI after learning about the lack of access to fresh, affordable produce near her community.