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Angela Zhang

*If you ever worry about the future of America, there is no need: it is in good hands. A high school student named Angela Zhang is proof of that.

Born to Chinese immigrants, 17-year-old Zhang of Cupertino, California is a typical American teenager. She’s really into shoes and is just learning how to drive.

But there is one thing that separates her from every other student at Monta Vista High School and just about every other HS student in America.

And what might that be? It’s a research paper Miss Zhang wrote in her spare time — and it is advanced, to say the least. Are you ready for this … its recipe — for curing cancer.

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