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The World of 7 Billion contest is a project of the Population Education program, provider of K-12 classroom resources and professional development opportunities.


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Grades 9-10

Water Crisis Rap

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Chad Lacy

Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson, AZ

There’s Not Enough Clean Water

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Soo Ji Yang

Granada Hills Charter High School, Granada Hills, CA

Countdown to Conservation

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Kevin Collins

Nation Ford High School, Fort Mill, SC

Our Earth

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Lena de Guzman

Vashon High School, Vashon, WA

Grades 11-12

Too Many Fish in the Sea

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Richard Oneslager

Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO

Water Conservation

Two Minutes Before Midnight

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Kristina Rathjen

Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA

Malama I Ka Wai

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Kiana Wilson

Kahuku High School, Kahuku, HI



9-10 Grade

Jared Harris – New Community Jewish High School / West Hills, CA
Gabrielle Kincheloe – Ironwood Ridge High School / Oro Valley, AZ
Lewie Kloster – St. Thomas Academy / Mendota Heights, MN
Eric Lewis – Western Alamance High School / Burlington, NC
Rachel Kathleen Patterson – Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart / Omaha, NE
Sergio Perez – Granada Hills Charter High School / Granada Hills, CA
Fernando Trujano – Stratford High School / Houston, TX


11-12 Grade

Robert Borriello – Ellenville High School / Ellenville, NY
Caleb Hunt – Duncanville High School / Duncanville, TX
Jonathan Nicholas – Massanutten Regional Governor’s School / Mt. Jackson, VA
Isabelle Ouellette – Millbrook High School / Millbrook, NY
Rebecca Riter – Pikesville High School / Pikesville, MD
Sydney Blair Smith – Cherry Creek High School / Englewood, CO
Aaron Weintraub – Maine-Endwell High School / Endwell, NY


Contest Judges

Ellen BarnardExecutive Producer, Tomorrow Pictures Inc.
Catherine CyranIndependent Filmmaker and Writer-Director
Mark DaleyCEO, Mark Daley Media
Chris DayHead of Corporate Communications, United Talent Agency
John Bard ManulisPresident, Foundation Entertainment
Stephen MarksManager, Evolution Management
Alice P. Neuhauser Principal, High Sierra Films
John SeagerPresident and CEO, Population Connection
Dawn Sinclair ShapiroDirector-Producer, The Edge of Joy
Sheila SkipperPublic Service Announcement Producer
Keith WassermanPresident, Shoot the Moon Communications


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