Victor Xu, age 14, The Crescent School, Toronto: “Our Educational System Should Better Serve Introverted Students”
Sanjana Yasna, age 16, Stuyvesant High School, New York, N.Y.: “Let’s End the Period of Shame”
Sarah Yee, age 15, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, Calif.: “Open Your Eyes to See Mine Are Not Your Trend”
Hanna Zhao, age 14, John Jay High School, South Salem, N.Y.: “Makeup’s Skeleton in the Closet: Mica Mining”
Round 4 Finalists
Thank you to all our contest judges.
From The New York Times Opinion section: Cornelia Channing, Michelle Cottle, Alex Ellerbeck, Rollin Hu, Alex Kingsbury, Phoebe Lett and Sue Mermelstein
From The New York Times: Erica Ackerberg, Kirsten Akens, Isaac Aronow, Edward Bohan, Elda Cantú, Patricia Castillo, Dana Davis, Gabriela Del Paso, Sarah Diamond, Alexandra Eaton, Vivian Giang, Robyn Green, Emma Grillo, Aimee Harris, Kari Haskell, Michaella Heavey, Miya Lee, Anastasia Marks, Kathleen Massara, Andy Newman, Amelia Nierenberg, Sona Patel, Anushka Patil, Ken Paul, Raegen Pietrucha, Juanita Powell-Brunson, Robin Redfearn, Jaclyn Reiss, Steven Rocker, Kristina Samulewski, Juliette Seive, Ana Sosa, Annam Swanson and Mark Walsh