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Theme: Developing The Future

This event occurred on
March 19, 2023
Clarksville, Maryland
United States

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RHHS Auditorium
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, Maryland, 21029
United States
Event type:
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Aadvik Vashist

Aadvik Vashist is a full-time high school student, entrepreneur, researcher, and space enthusiast with a passion for making a positive impact on the world. Aadvik founded Noduro, a nonprofit dedicated to developing AI-powered interactive learning technology for individuals with Autism.

Daniel Ohadi

Daniel Ohadi is passionate about sports, technology, and making a positive impact on the world. With a keen interest in soccer and an avid follower of the latest trends in the automotive and smart tech industries, Daniel is always eager to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest innovations.

Hailey Park

My name is Hailey Park, and I am a freshman in RHHS. Some things I love to do are playing volleyball, creating art, dancing, and singing!

Natalie Buscemi

Natalie is working with the Howard County Office of Sustainability to develop new ideas, programs, and strategies to advance climate action and energy conservation. Natalie enjoys working with communities to improve environmental impacts and influence behavioral change. She is also keen on biodiversity and how its loss impacts our ecosystem. Natalie holds a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries from Frostburg State University. Through the Youth Climate Institute, she has had the opportunity to be the Mentor for the Energy Action Team. She has worked with the high school students on her team to spread awareness on energy efficiency. Most importantly, how we can implement LED Light Bulb Exchanges throughout Howard County.

Natalie Ziegler

Del. Natalie Ziegler represents district 9A in the Maryland House of Delegates. She sits on the Environment and Transportation Committee, which considers legislation on a wide range of topics including housing, agriculture, conservation, transit, and renewable energy. Delegate Ziegler earned her B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.A. from Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. Her first career was in broadcast journalism, primarily at CNN, where she worked as a segment producer, booking and interviewing guests, writing interviews for anchors, and putting together talk shows. She served with Voices for Children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system, and she has volunteered as a reading tutor for adults at South Baltimore Learning Center. As a farmer, she helps to fight food insecurity by growing food for local food pantries. Delegate Ziegler lives in Howard County with her husband John. Together they own and operate Carroll Mill Farm, growing feed grains and rye for the distillery market.

Sienna R Gowda

Is a Junior at River Hill High School. She became interested in AI after finishing AP Computer Science Principles in her Freshman Year. Diving deeper into AI the summer of her Junior year. She currently operates Smartphone Q&A, a nonprofit, where she coaches residents of assisted living facilities.

Vivian Raj

A freshman at River Hill High School. Outside of school, I enjoy playing my violin, playing volleyball and studying for Science Olympiad with my friends. Since a very young age, I’ve been passionate about the protection of animals and wildlife. I am excited to share more about animal experimentation and the steps that are being taken to end it.

Organizing team


MD, United States


Elkridge, MD, United States