Elite Top 100

Zhao, Qingqing

Shady Side Academy, 11

I will pursue a Science related major in college. For the rest of my time in high school, I will continue to be in the Service Learning Club and a tutor in Urban Pathways Charter School every Saturday. In addition, I will continue to do research work with my mentor at the University of Pittsburgh. I will attend Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair in March 2020. I will run for leadership positions in Girls of Steel Robotics and GirlGov this spring.

Zheng, Raymond

Shady Side Academy, 11

Ever since I was a child, I have always felt a strange, compulsive yearning to help others — to make friends feel safe and included. It comes back with nostalgia now, but I realize that I carried that yearning along with me through all the years. Now, my often uncontrollable love and curiosity for biology push me toward a future in the medical and research fields, and I strive to lay down a lasting footprint in promoting racial globalization, diversity, and a genuine appreciation for nature.