Maya Ducker is a recent graduate of Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was the president of her school's environmental club and the Model UN team and was captain of three sports. Maya was very passionate about creating a healthier Earth. She made a school-wide composting program and contributed to passing a bill to fund composting in every high school in Montgomery County, MD. She will continue her passion for environmental policy at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in environmental science and international relations.
The NSHSS Foundation encourages environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Foundation Earth Day Award. Students submit their environmental project they are working on currently, and provide details on the impact of the project in their communities and how it will impact the future.