SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio area high school student is the founder of a nonprofit that is helping bring science, technology, engineering and math or STEM education to underserved communities, and won a national award for her work.
Hannah Guan, 16, said she is hoping to help more students with the money she won.
“It was honestly, it was just so, like, surprising to me,” Guan said.
Guan was named winner of the 2022 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, an award honoring young leaders who are making a big impact.
The senior at Basis San Antonio Shavano won $10,000.
“I’m planning to us it to further fund my organization,” Guan said.
At the age of 11, Guan launched San Antonio Math Include, with a mission to provide greater access to STEM education to all students.
The nonprofit provides free online STEM classes and camps.