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2020 State Honorees and Distinguished Finalists

Alabama

State Honoree

Brooke Bennett, Montgomery
Lindsey Wood, Thorsby

Distinguished Finalist

Anna Lee, Saraland
Chayce Pyfrom, Huntsville
Anushka Sikdar, Mobile
Anna Wilkes, Pelham

Alaska

State Honoree

Zoe Nelles, Palmer
Caleb Song, Anchorage

Distinguished Finalist

Anna Devolld, Soldotna
Natalie Fraser, Anchorage

Arizona

State Honoree

Michael Bendok, Phoenix
Clare Flaherty, Scottsdale

Distinguished Finalist

Brianna Iannone, Scottsdale
Emilie Ma, Chandler
Kaitlyn Martinez, Tolleson

Arkansas

State Honoree

Emmaline Landes, El Dorado
Braden Lisowe, Benton

Distinguished Finalist

Haley Draeger, Sherwood
Raichel Frye, Foreman
Hayden Wood, Floral

California

State Honoree

Michaela Auyeung, Los Gatos
Hollis Belger, Larkspur

Distinguished Finalist

Tanvi Barman, Fremont
Ishaan Brar, Bakersfield
Zaid Fattah, Danville
Bela Gowda, Rancho Santa Fe
Ishan Goyal, San Jose
Jason Lin, Los Altos
Milan Narula, Irvine
Nesha Subramaniam, Apple Valley

Colorado

State Honoree

Matine Khalighi, Denver
Dante Lechuga, Firestone

Distinguished Finalist

Patrick Boland, Highlands Ranch
Bianca Bryant, Divide
Erin Egan, Colorado Springs
Mia Garcia, Antonito

Connecticut

State Honoree

Dhruv Suryadevara, Ellington

Distinguished Finalist

Sarah Ackels, West Simsbury
Aarti Arasada, Monroe
Lauren Mahler, West Hartford

Delaware

State Honoree

Madison Vogel, Ocean View

Distinguished Finalist

Megan Chen, Newark
Madelyn David, Middletown

District Of Columbia

State Honoree

Zayd Ali, Washington
Mary Temam, Washington

Distinguished Finalist

Kyndell Geddis, Washington
Zoe Valladares, Washington

Florida

State Honoree

Anik Willig, Miami

Distinguished Finalist

Jordan Brown, Jacksonville
Alexis Dorman, Orlando
Joseph Justice, Ormond Beach
Chase Magnano, Ponte Vedra Beach
Amira Mansuri, Miramar
Victoria Orcutt, Fort Walton Beach
Daniela Tejada, Plantation
Colin Wanless, Boca Raton

Georgia

State Honoree

Hailey Bankhead, Jonesboro
Neha Devineni, Atlanta

Distinguished Finalist

Siddhaant Gupta, Suwanee
Siya Kalra, Johns Creek
Destiny Kluck, Kennesaw
Dipen Mehta, Marietta
Skye Walker, Atlanta
Kennedy Walls, Johns Creek

Hawaii

State Honoree

Joie Agoo, Mililani

Distinguished Finalist

Dyson Chee, Honolulu
Yucheng Wu, Honolulu

Idaho

State Honoree

Lilian Smith, Coeur d'Alene

Distinguished Finalist

Emma Watts, Pocatello

Illinois

State Honoree

Kellon Oldenettel, Jacksonville
Carson Pazdan, Barrington

Distinguished Finalist

Kayla Austin, Bolingbrook
Alexandra Collins, Hinsdale
Morgan Larson, Barrington
Phillip Mathew, Hinsdale
Ava Ramsey, Peoria
Susan Tatelli, Highland Park
Vivian Zhao, Naperville

Indiana

State Honoree

Margaret Dimmett, Zionsville
Emily Graves, La Porte

Distinguished Finalist

Adam Akan, Dyer
Doonyah Alucozai, West Lafayette
Emma Dillon, Franklin
Julia Hamblen, Shelbyville
Elayna Hasty, Angola
Julia Keibler, Crandall

Iowa

State Honoree

Augustus Ehlers, Edgewood
Lilliana Tracy, Bellevue

Distinguished Finalist

Kylie Beelner, Kingsley
Pedro Flores, Clinton
Shristi Sharma, Fairfield
Kathryn Wittrock, Urbandale

Kansas

State Honoree

Isabella Lindsay, Haysville
Audrey Stanton, Rose Hill

Distinguished Finalist

Caroline Barber, Wichita
Meagan Miller, Augusta
Emily Nitz, Olathe

Kentucky

State Honoree

Breanna Burkhead, Lancaster
Sean Nichols, Edgewood

Distinguished Finalist

Emily Morgan, Bowling Green
Madison Roy, Louisville
Georgia Turpin, Harrodsburg
Chloe Yates, Prospect

Louisiana

State Honoree

Kierce Smith, Baton Rouge
Caroline Whisonant, Winnfield

Distinguished Finalist

Anna Doskey, Houma
Elizabeth Drennan, New Orleans
Joaquin Gomez, New Orleans
Amelia Thomas, Reeves

Maine

State Honoree

Charlie Austin, Brunswick
Isabel Berman, Cape Elizabeth

Distinguished Finalist

Olivia Neely, Old Town
John Wahlig, Falmouth

Maryland

State Honoree

Jander Kugelman, New Market
Olivia West, Annapolis

Distinguished Finalist

Isabelle Choi, Laurel
Dhruv Pai, Potomac
Karina Vasudeva, Chevy Chase
Arthur Wang, Columbia

Massachusetts

State Honoree

Jenna Khayal, North Andover
Kylee McCumber, Leominster

Distinguished Finalist

Ethan Chandler, Fitchburg
Zev Dickstein, Cambridge
Carson Domey, Bellingham
Anthony Nardelli, Brockton
Emma Radford, South Yarmouth
Bipasha Ray, Andover

Michigan

State Honoree

Jessica Goldberg, Farmington Hills
Alex Vanharen, Oxford

Distinguished Finalist

Addy Battel, Cass City
Abigail Collins-Carey, Farmington Hills
Pearl Daskam, Ubly
Robert Eimers, New Haven
John Fletcher, Bloomfield Hills
Dora Ivkovich, Okemos
Mackenzie Martin, Royal Oak
Paloma Palomino, Royal Oak

Minnesota

State Honoree

Addison Loerzel, Moorhead
Grace Myler, Shakopee

Distinguished Finalist

Katherine Jorgenson, Westbrook
Kassidy Kovar, Frazee
Eleanor Madison, Maple Grove
Cole Meyer, Hutchinson
Sophia Strand, Frazee
Maria Wajahat, Plymouth

Mississippi

State Honoree

Amelia Cook, Pascagoula
Logan Thornton, Hattiesburg

Distinguished Finalist

Haley Jones, Tupelo
Claire Kenney, Tupelo
Marlie McClung, Tishomingo
Claire Pugh, Oxford

Missouri

State Honoree

Abigail Mueller, St. Louis
Elizabeth Ravasini, Lee's Summit

Distinguished Finalist

Grace Billhartz, St. Louis
Caleb Craft, Jackson
Kiley Daniels, Kansas City
Catherine Hannon, Labadie
Caden Rardon, Lathrop
Samiya Sajid, Ballwin

Montana

State Honoree

Jadyn Bellander, Jefferson City
Kael Hesford, Boulder

Distinguished Finalist

Rebecca Deming, Fairview
Mailee Windauer, Kalispell

Nebraska

State Honoree

Madeline Hudnall, Columbus
Sawyer Zeece, Lincoln

Distinguished Finalist

Sage Kehr, Omaha
Joseph Zhong, Omaha

Nevada

State Honoree

Abigail Panariso, Las Vegas
Irene Yoo, Las Vegas

Distinguished Finalist

Alyssa Casa, Las Vegas
Erin Keene, Henderson
Payten Lewis, Minden
Jordyn Lucas, Las Vegas

New Hampshire

State Honoree

Natalie Geissler, Portsmouth

Distinguished Finalist

Yunseo Choi, Exeter
Chloe Tardif, Hudson

New Jersey

State Honoree

Darius Brown, Newark
Isobel Costello, Andover

Distinguished Finalist

Anna Marina Accumanno, East Hanover
Emily Averbach, Short Hills
Kylie Balish, Bridgewater
Irene Hwang, Ramsey
Oliver Simon, Morristown
Amanda Zheng, Berkeley Heights

New Mexico

State Honoree

Sheree Anderson, Rainsville
Makayla Gates, Peralta

Distinguished Finalist

Veronica Garcia, Artesia
Katherine Smith, Los Lunas

New York

State Honoree

Victoria Holmes, Corning
Kunal Mohindra, Yorktown Heights

Distinguished Finalist

Gillian Duffalo, Scarsdale
Viraj Jayam, Roslyn Heights
Michael Keschner, Lloyd Harbor
Anna Lampman, Middle Village
Kayla Minutillo, Manhasset
Jahin Rahman, New York City
Abigail Wu, Syosset

North Carolina

State Honoree

Brooke Chow, Raleigh
Za’nia Stinson, Charlotte

Distinguished Finalist

Connor Bartsch, Raleigh
Audrey Burri, Charlotte
Maia Campbell, Charlotte
Katherine Greene, Matthews
Abigail Rose, Moyock
Alyssa Thomas, Marshville

North Dakota

State Honoree

Alexis Thompson, Bismarck

Distinguished Finalist

Ohio

State Honoree

Akhila Boda, Lewis Center

Distinguished Finalist

Grace Desserich, Cincinnati
Jade Eilers, Dayton
Kamaria Montgomery, Louisville
Colin Smith, Swanton
Christina Tran, Wickliffe

Oklahoma

State Honoree

Allie Beach, Tulsa
Justin Evers, Oklahoma City

Distinguished Finalist

Autumn Hudgins, Midwest City
Jordan Mason, Dill City
Jentri Rayburn, Ardmore

Oregon

State Honoree

Kaiya Laguardia, Portland
Jacob Van, Beaverton

Distinguished Finalist

Rachel Loberger, Hillsboro
Britton Masback, Portland
Michael Murray, Lake Oswego
Elliot Shin, Portland

Pennsylvania

State Honoree

Brendan Hung, Bryn Mawr
Savannah Zeaman, Warminster

Distinguished Finalist

Srikar Bhumireddy, Downingtown
Georgia Brothers, Lower Burrell
Kathryn Hanshaw, Harrisburg
Madeline Hoffman, Fountainville
Amy Liu, Warrington
Timothy Maron, Wapwallopen
Casey Schaeffer, Yardley
Claire Shao, Wexford

Rhode Island

State Honoree

Jaya Joyce, Coventry
Emily Myers, Hope Valley

Distinguished Finalist

Jessica Imbriglio, East Greenwich
Ava Librizzi, Warwick

South Carolina

State Honoree

Riley Silverman, Charleston
John Michael Stagliano, Summerville

Distinguished Finalist

Lana Guy, Georgetown
Jordan Phillips, Clover
Pallavi Rao, Columbia
Tyler White, Columbia

South Dakota

State Honoree

Eleanor Abraham, Brookings
Bennett Gordon, Whitewood

Distinguished Finalist

Mara Andersen, Freeman
Korbin Leddy, Stockholm

Tennessee

State Honoree

Lucy Blaylock, Gallatin
Katelyn Carpenter, Crossville

Distinguished Finalist

Forest Chen, Knoxville
Vivian Hurn, Southside
Margo Leskinen, Murfreesboro
Logan O'Neal, Jefferson City
Chase Post, Signal Mountain
Carlee Sullins, Elizabethton

Texas

State Honoree

Charlize Lopez, Sugar Land
Matthew Yekell, Houston

Distinguished Finalist

Faith Baxter, Dripping Springs
Arden Crowe, Plano
Hannah Edelstein, Brownsville
Ashley Gibson, The Woodlands
Carter King, Johnson City
Blake Perry, Dallas
Abigail Plunkett, Houston
Hannah Wani, Houston
Shirley Zhu, Houston

Utah

State Honoree

Owen Hughes, Bountiful
Sydney Ward, Salem

Distinguished Finalist

Lily Hawkins, Salt Lake City
Kate Herbert, Lehi
Brianna Smith, Saint George

Vermont

State Honoree

Lena Ashooh, Shelburne
Ashwil Bell, Jericho

Distinguished Finalist

Lauren Eppinger, Saxtons River
Joseph McCoy, Manchester

Virginia

State Honoree

Ryan Janaske, Ashburn
Rayan Yu, Vienna

Distinguished Finalist

Lina Alkarmi, Sterling
Perisa Ashar, Glen Allen
Azaria Cherry, Norfolk
Logan Speckhard, Ashburn
Shreyaa Venkat, Ashburn

Washington

State Honoree

Sanika Datar, Kirkland
Adithi Raghavan, Sammamish

Distinguished Finalist

Lori Christian, Chehalis
Ashley Lin, Vancouver
Mahathi Mangipudi, Bellevue
Sloane Miller, Bothell
Arpit Ranasaria, Redmond
Sahana Sasikumar, Bellevue

West Virginia

State Honoree

Carlie Ice, Fairmont
Angela Liu, Morgantown

Distinguished Finalist

Delaney Gump, Weston
Lauren Sexton, Williamstown

Wisconsin

State Honoree

Elsa Witkiewicz, Trevor

Distinguished Finalist

Dylan Bradley, Mequon
James Cullen, Kewaunee
Kylie Ganther, Chili
Bethany Harman, Dodgeville
Erin Marshall, Oak Creek
Aime Rabadan, North Fond Du Lac

Wyoming

State Honoree

Kellen Vohland, Laramie

Distinguished Finalist

Riley Little, Saratoga