Chapel Hill high school student Joshua Zhou, a senior at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, has been spending a lot of time at the White House lately.
On Aug. 16, he received the 2015 President’s Environmental Youth Award and EPA’s prestigious Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability Award in a White House ceremony. He was recognized for his innovative approach to producing a safe, affordable and simple method for improving water quality and reducing pollution.
Later that week, he returned to Washington, D.C., to attend a three-day youth leadership submit sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, which included a tour of the White House and U.S. Capitol.
Joshua is also the Grand Award winner of the 2015 International Sustainable Project Olympiad in the environment management category at Houston and the Grand Award winner of the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the environment science category at Pittsburgh.