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2012-2013 Winners

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Global Status of Women/Girls

The Need for Equality

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Sara Hubberstey

Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, ON

Giving Girls Education

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Scout Taylor

Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School, Davis, CA

The Power of Education

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Maxine Alindogan

International School Manila, Taguig City, Philippines

Women’s World Becomes Brighter Through Education

Katherine Salvatori headshot

Katherine Salvatori

Pine View School, Osprey, FL

Wildlife Habitat

Origami Wildlife

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Kelley Sheahan

Grossmont High School, El Cajon, CA

Nature Pre and Post Seven Billion

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Michael Ge

Troy High School, Fullerton, CA

Conservation for Wildlife

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Olivia Wermers

First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, VA

7 Billion

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Anne McGrath

Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, ON

Food Security

Hunger One of the Biggest Problems We Face Today

Marius Vaitkevicius

Mazeikiu Gabijos Gimnazija, Mazeikiai, Lithuania

Disappearing Act

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Sara Hubberstey

Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, ON

Food Security: Inked

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Robert Chandler

Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA

Serving Size: 7 Billion

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Kiyomi Morrison

Hollywood High School Performing Arts - Magnet, Los Angeles, CA

Don’t Waste Our Food

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Nick Kleine-Tebbe

Riverside High School, Chattaroy, WA



Stephanie Gill, The American School in Japan/Tokyo, Japan
Jason Girouard, Tantasqua Regional High School/Fiskdale, MA
Joseph Lombardi, Poquoson High School/Poquoson, VA
Anissa Patel, Robert E. Lee High School/Midland, TX
Amanda Shi, The Bishop Strachan School/Toronto, ON
Bay Warland, Da Vinci Charter Academy/Davis, CA



Isaac Cinquini, Crystal Springs Uplands School/Hillsborough, CA
Lemuel Dizon, Downtown Magnets High School/Los Angeles, CA
HaYeong Kim, International School of Uganda/Kampala, Uganda
Lewie Kloster, Saint Thomas Academy/Mendota Heights, MN
Michael Leung, Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School/Davis, CA
Kathryn McKibben, Brookwood High School/Snellville, GA



Jack Edwards, Ocean Lakes High School/Virginia Beach, VA
Anna Li, Princess Anne High School/Virginia Beach, VA
Brittney Nadler, South Elgin High School/South Elgin, IL
McKay Olson, Burlington Schools/Burlington, WY
Or Sagy, Ben Gurion Regional School/Emek Hefer, Israel
Daniel Steinkamp, Crawford High School/Crawford, TX

Contest Judges

Ellen BarnardExecutive Producer, Tomorrow Pictures Inc.
Harry BarnesFormer Biology teacher, Naturalist, Wilderness Guide, and Environmental Center Director
Joe BishPopulation Outreach Manager, Population Media Center
Barrett BumpasInternational Agricultural Program Specialist, Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA
Terri ClarkCommunity Resource Manager, Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Chris DayHead of Corporate Communications, United Talent Agency
Ranae DeSantisEducator and Environmental Activist
Dr. Joe FargioneScience Director, The Nature Conservancy North America Region
Christopher FauchereFilmmaker, Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
Joan HouricanElementary School Teacher and Education Consultant, Lake Clarke Shores, FL
Joyce JohnsonFilmmaker, Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
Kelly KorenakTeacher and Curriculum Developmer
John Bard ManulisPresident, Foundation Entertainment
Carrianne McClellanMedia Coordinator, Cumberland County Schools
Alice P. NeuhauserPrincipal, High Sierra Films
Laura ReynoldsFood and Agriculture Staff Researcher, Worldwatch Institute
Lisa RussellDocumentary Filmmaker/New Media Producer, Governess Films
John SeagerPresident and CEO, Population Connection
Dr. Bryan WallaceChief Scientist, Oceanic Society
Keith WassermanPresident, Shoot the Moon Communications
Sophie WenzlauFood and Agriculture Staff Researcher, Worldwatch Institute


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