2020 Finalists

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The following is the list of this year's finalists. Congratulations to all!

(Listed in alphabetical order by last name)

High School Division

Emily Coyne, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Virginia  (Ms. Yuki Melvin)

Rebekah Nix, Huntington High School, West Virginia (Dr. Natsuki Fukunaga Anderson)

Emily Ruber, Washington Japanese Heritage Center, Washington, D.C. / Patriot High School, Virginia (Ms. Mina Seat)

College Division I           

Ian Campbell, University of Cincinnati (Professor Noriko Fujioka-Ito)

Tosin Olorunsola, The University of Texas, San Antonio (Professor Makiko Fukuda)

Xueyuan Wang, Rice University (Professor Hiromi Takayama)

College Division II       

Minori Sekine, American University (Professor Akane Shirata)

Lorenz Vargas, George Washington University (Professor Shoko Hamano)

Willow Wilkes, University of Pennsylvania (Professor Tomoko Takami)