Elina Mir, 12, will be a seventh-grader at St. Mary School. She enjoys reading and writing books.
Alexandra Cantone, 11, will attend the Montessori Academy in Chambersburg, Pa., in the fall.
Sarah Johnston, 16, will be a senior this fall at North Hagerstown High School. She visited nine Maryland colleges and universities during her junior year of high school.
Hannah Tussing, 13, is a homeschooler living in Hagerstown. She read 162 books this past school year and still found time to ride horses, act in plays and play video games.
Nick Mohar-Schurz, 16, will be a senior at Saint James School this fall. He hopes to incorporate his interest in other peoples and cultures into a writing career.