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Distinguished Finalist

Amanda Zheng

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Amanda Zheng, 18, of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, a senior at Union County Magnet High School, volunteers with STEM You Can!, a nonprofit organization that offers free STEM-related camps to girls; she designed and ran two summer STEM camps, which involved securing grant funding, partnering with a library to secure event space, designing a curriculum and learning materials, and recruiting other volunteers. Amanda also serves as a director of school partnerships, providing STEM-related curricula to local schools.