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Distinguished Finalist

Neeyanth Kopparapu

Herndon, Virginia

Neeyanth Kopparapu, 18, of Herndon, Virginia, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, co-founded “GirlsComputingLeague,” which provides STEM-related learning opportunities for students from underserved communities; his efforts include securing funds and helping organize several hackathons and more than 50 workshops. The league also hosted a high school AI conference, awarding grants to students who harness AI for social good.