Mayin Puri is a member of the class of 2021 at Ridge High School. Besides being involved on the speech and debate team, he has received several academic honors including being in the National Honors Society, Science National Honors Society, and an AP Scholar with Distinction. His involvement in speech and debate goes back to his sophomore year in high school. In his three years on the team he has achieved Superior Distinction in the National Speech and Debate Association, placed 4th in extemporaneous speaking at the GMU Patriot Games, and held the position of captain for the extemp team his senior year. Along with speech and debate, he has been greatly involved in environmental justice through organizations like the Sunrise Movement. In his next chapter in college, he looks forward to studying engineering at the University of Illinois and continuing some of his interests like public speaking throughout his time there.