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Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award
Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award

The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking engagements, successive trips to India, Ireland and Harvard seem one missed connection away from a cascading disaster. It's no wonder the extraordinarily in-demand Andraka is sleepy-eyed on this recent day, but as it turns out, the reason is entirely ordinary — he was up late studying for a test at North County High School in Glen Burnie. "I want to be a normal kid," Andraka says. "I like getting my high...

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