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Distinguished Finalist

Ashley Lin

Vancouver, Washington

Ashley Lin, 16, of Vancouver, Washington, a junior at Union High School, founded and runs “Project Exchange,” which has given cross-cultural learning experiences to 250 middle and high school students from more than 20 countries through digital programs and virtual field trips; her efforts include recruiting participants, securing funding and designing the program curriculum. Ashley was inspired to help foster international student connections after serving as a U.S. youth ambassador to Uruguay.