Whether it's inventing a device that could potentially change the future of cell phones to becoming a high school valedictorian after being homeless, there has been no shortage of inspiring teen girls this past year.
To recognize some of these outstanding young ladies and their accomplishments, Seventeen created the "Pretty Amazing" contest, where one lucky winner will be on the cover of their October 2013 issue, in addition to winning a $10,000 scholarship.
With thousands of submissions, the magazine narrowed down their top five finalists who are making waves in their community -- and across the country. Last year's winner, Lindsay Brown, blew us away with her dedication to girls' education and the nonprofit she started. This year's group of finalists are equally impressive.
Click through the slideshow below to meet the finalists and to find out what makes them pretty amazing. Tell us: Which Pretty Amazing finalist should be on the cover? Head over to Seventeen.com to cast your vote!