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First Place

  • Ross England, Temple University School Of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Read Essay

Second Place

  • Stephanie Aldrich, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA
  • Rachel Bussey, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, USA
  • James Fisher, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Third Place

  • Alyssa Ehrlich, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Eugenia Harris, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Kathleen Hynes, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA
  • Stephanie Lin, Mass Institute Of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Adrianna Szenthe, Mcgill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Finalist

  • Jessica Bernard, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Courtney Blandford, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Hannah Burak, Claremont Mckenna College, Claremont, CA, USA
  • James Charles, University Of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Jingwen Chen, Mcgill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Elsa Costa, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, USA
  • Ryan Dippre, University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Rami Faour, The University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Niloufar Hafizi, University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Cameron Halling, University Of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
  • Andrei Hent, University Of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Matthew Houdek, University Of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, USA
  • David Hullinger, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Priya K, Stella Maris College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Claire Kannapell, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Casey Kettering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Jeffrey Miller, University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Robert Paxton, Brigham Young Univ-Provo, Provo, UT, USA
  • Joseph Rogero, Georgia Inst Of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Matthew Saayman, University Of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Diane Salema, University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Andrew Sandberg, Univ Of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Austin Ward, University Of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Sarah Werner, Chippewa Valley High School, Clinton Twp, MI, USA
  • Xue Zhan, Lincoln-Way East High School, Frankfort, IL, USA

Semi-Finalist

  • Chelsea Baker, Linn Benton Community College, Albany, OR, USA
  • Gordon Bowbrick, Saint Mary’S University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Mark Breckles, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, USA
  • Mckenna Carr, Southwest Minnesota State Univ, Marshall, MN, USA
  • Natalie Crane, University Of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
  • Sarah Crawley, University Of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Katelyn Cummings, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Matthew Cunningham, Arizona State Univ-Tempe, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Michael Davis, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
  • Benjamin Dessart, Uva, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Chris Dobrogosz, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Brittany Erwin, Marcos De Niza High School, Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Christopher, Ferguson, University Of Leeds, Leeds, England, United Kingdom
  • Michael Ferrara, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, NY, USA
  • Jonathan Fuller, University Of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Amanda Gallo, St Ignatius Secondary School, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
  • Stella Geiss, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, USA
  • Deborah Griffin, Idaho State Univ-Pocatello, Pocatello, ID, USA
  • Chelsea Grohs, University Of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
  • Monika Grzesiak, University Of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
  • Justin Haywood, Univ Of N Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Jonathan Herman, Pennsylvania State University, University Pk, PA, USA
  • David Hinkle, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Dakshina Kaushish, The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands, TX, USA
  • Karen Kerno, Univ Of Washington-Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Brandon Killen, University Of Utah, Salt Lake Cty, UT, USA
  • Ryan Koehn, Modesto Junior College-East, Modesto, CA, USA
  • Melissa Kronenberger, Savannah College Of Art And Design, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Caiden Leavitt, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • James Leung, University Of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Jenny Liu, The University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Emily Mccann, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, NY, USA
  • Tiffany Pan, University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Chris Przybyla, University Of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
  • Sundipta Rao, University Of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Scott Remer, Beachwood High School, Beachwood, OH, USA
  • Mirza Shemontee, Arcadia Senior High School, Arcadia, CA, USA
  • Mike Shields, University Of Akron, Akron, OH, USA
  • Carlie Sorosiak, University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Cameron Staggs, Columbia Central High School, Columbia, TN, USA
  • Brittney Stanley, Ucla School Of Law, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Stephanie Tanverakul, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Ashley Tiapon, University Of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • James Tierney, Aspen University, Denver, CO, USA
  • Nadine Thomas, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Amy Todd, University Of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
  • Minh Anh Trinh, Depaul University-Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Virginia Wang, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Mackenzie Warner, University Of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Orion Wingfield, University Of Illinois At Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA