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Howard County teen focuses her unique world view
Howard County teen focuses her unique world view

Madeline Xi Cui Friedman was born in China and has lived much of her life with her family in western Howard County, but she considers herself a global citizen. The 17-year-old high school senior attends the Shanghai Community International School in China but spends much of her summer at Sharp's at Waterford Farm, a 530-acre family vegetable and livestock operation in Brookeville. At an age when many of her contemporaries might be planning spring break or post-graduation trips, Friedman has already traveled to many parts of the world, visiting several impoverished regions. Those journeys, and perhaps her time working at the farm, have helped her develop a passion for environmental...