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Distinguished Finalist

Viraj Jayam

Roslyn Heights, New York

Viraj Jayam, 16, of Roslyn Heights, New York, a junior at The Wheatley School, founded “Helping Hands Long Island,” through which he uses 3-D printing to create tailored prosthetics for people in need; he learned how to operate the technology and partnered with another prosthetics charity organization to provide prosthetics to people in India, Nepal and Mexico. Viraj was inspired to start this project after his childhood friend from India lost an arm in a factory accident.