Maggie Sutton, Bryson City Middle School; Janna Peterson and Jamie Mitchell, Charles D. Owen High School, Asheville.
Hannah Fletcher, Matt Fletcher, and Haddon Fox, St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, Raleigh; Molly Fox, Michaela Burns, and Emily Rundle, Raven Ridge Christian Academy.
Matthew Shaw, Woodlawn School, Mooresville; Nicole Keyser, Swansboro High School.
Amanda Biddix, Harris Middle School, Spruce Pine; Brigitte Butler, Sally Crouch, Breanne Elrod, and Sarah Schneider, Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington
Alita White and Brittany Smith, E. B. Frink Middle School, La Grange; Erika Struble and Scott Swiger, Alamance Burlington Middle College, Graham.
Dustin Kirby and Steven Futrell, Central Middle School, Gatesville; Courtney Staton, South Central High School, Winterville.
Clara Hockenberry, Alden McCall, Journee McMinn, and Nelson Wiggins, Hendersonville Middle School, Hendersonville; Serena Chu, South Central High School, Winterville.
Keith Bargar Jr., Chloe Conroy, and Matthew Canning, Immaculata Catholic School, Hendersonville; Joey Chong and Catherine McMillan, Providence High School, Charlotte.
Tallulah Quinn, Rugby Middle School, Hendersonville; Bryce Herring, Wayne School of Engineering, Goldsboro.
Slate Freeman, The Woodlawn School, Mooresville; Lauren Fritzsche and Brady Farlow, Oak Grove High School, Winston-Salem.
Sheel Patel and Max Wang, Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences; Sufia Farooqi, The Early College at Guilford
Webb Evans, Saint Peters Catholic School, Greenville. (Teacher: Joe Hughes); Isabella Hardy, Gryphon Academy, Boone (homeschool/Teacher: Elizabeth Hardy)