Madison Mastrolia is a recent graduate of Rutherford High School and an aspiring biologist. In the fall she plans to study at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Until then, you may see her shelving books at the public library or out and about in town playing Pokémon GO. She hopes to become a research biologist that specializes in the study of horseshoe crabs, marine animals found along the eastern coast of the United States and certain parts of Asia.
You can read her winning essay here.