The Distinguished Young Woman of Arizona for 2021 is Aris Zhu, from Chandler.
Aris’s achievements include: International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist • 1st Place Academic Decathlon Team x3; Captain x2; 4th Nationwide • National Stockholm Junior Water Prize Finalist • Coca-Cola Scholar; Coolidge Senator • National Merit Finalist; National AP Scholar x2 • National Spanish Honor Society J. Adams Award • US Presidential Scholars Award (ongoing) Candidate • American Chemical Society and American Physical Society Researcher • NASA Earth Science Systems Award x2 • Women in Geoscience Award x2
In addition, Aris’s activities include: Academic Decathlon (Captain x2, President x2) • Unidos Tutoring (Founder, President) • National Spanish Honor Society (President) • Science Research- Environmental • Science Research- Dental Health • Classical Piano • Hamilton Badminton Team (Varsity) • National Honor Society • Science Olympiads; Math Club • Cycling; Dance (Ballet & Multicultural)
Unidos Tutoring- help Latin American immigrant students graduate high school. • Research CASA (patent-pending) to cure 6,000,000+ US root canal infections. • National Spanish Honor Society- organize 70+ volunteers for 3000+ hours. • Create Biochar- a novel treatment for lead contamination in developing countries • Demidec- create Academic Decathlon practice material for teams across the nation.