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2014-2015 Winners

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

The World is in The Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction

What Will Happen to Us?

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Katherine Selley and Catherine Knox

Broadneck High School, Annapolis, MD

The Sixth Mass Extinction

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Michael Kuroda

Piedmont High School, Piedmont, CA

Sixth Mass Extinction

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Angel Nkwonta

Pullman High School, Pullman, WA

Time to Change

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Prerana Pai

Delhi Private School, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

We Did This to Ourselves

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Elizabeth Hwang

Pullman High School, Pullman, WA

Most of The World’s Suitable Farmland is Already Under Cultivation

Our Future Food Demand

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Madison Bernier

First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, VA

Save Land, Save Humanity

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Dylan Kroft

Kaohsiung American School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Beef Up Sustainable Farming

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Cynthia Zhou

Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Choices

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Tim Eddy

Southern Cross K-12 School, Ballina East, NSW, Australia

Worldwide 1 in 10 Primary School Age Children and 1 in 3 Secondary Age Children are not Enrolled in School

What Would You Sacrifice for an Education?

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Andrew Schwenn

Coppell High School, Coppell, TX

Stop the Cycle

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Hailey Hess

Coppell High School, Coppell, TX

Universal Education and How It Gives Everyone a Fair Chance

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Matthew Buxton

The Waterford School, Sandy, UT

Would You Make That Difference?

Niquelle Lewis

Niquelle Lewis

Compass Academy, Idaho Falls, ID


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Finalists

 

THE WORLD IS IN THE MIDST OF A SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION

Pearse Callaghan, The Sixth Mass Extinction
School – Valhalla High School, White Plains, NY

Thomas Farner, The Time to Act – Is Now
School for the Talented and Gifted, Dallas, TX

Holly Funkhouser, The World of 7 Billion Meets the Animal Kingdom
Massanutten Regional Governor’s School, Mt. Jackson, VA

Ivy Lee, Sixth Catastrophic Extinction
McNeil High School, Austin, TX

Paulina Wijaya, The Power of Now
Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

 

MOST OF THE WORLD’S SUITABLE FARMLAND IS ALREADY UNDER CULTIVATION

Vivian Baliozian, Food for Thought
Lycée Français de Chicago, Chicago, IL

Zee Cleveland, Sensing The Future
School for the Talented and Gifted, Dallas, TX

Tanya Dimitrov, Don’t Spoil Our Soil
Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, MA

David Monical, Shortage of Suitable Farmland
Piedmont High School , Piedmont, CA

Cameron Sherry, Not Enough Land
Granada Hills Charter High School, Granada Hills, CA

David Woldenberg, Feeding Our Cities
Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA

 

WORLDWIDE, 1 IN 10 PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND 1 IN 3 SECONDARY AGE CHILDREN ARE NOT ENROLLED IN SCHOOL

Hannah Cho, Our Kids Need It
Troy High School, Troy, MI

Nicole Fiallos, Queremos Una Buena Educación
Discovery School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Alicia Gill, The Importance of Education
R. E. Mountain Secondary School, Langley Township, BC, Canada

Salima Kalyalya, The Power of Education
American International School of Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia

Jay Mondkar, Education is Key
Carnegie Vanguard High School, Houston, TX

Jesse Sanford, Education for All
Campbell Hall School, Studio City, CA

Contest Judges

Elizabeth Andrade VP and Executive Producer, Pixeldust Studios
Ellen BarnardExecutive Producer, Tomorrow Pictures Inc.
Jill BealeManager of Youth Media Education, BRIC
Liam BillinghamFilmmaker/Teaching Artist
Barrett BumpasInternational Agricultural Program Specialist, Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA
Dr. Kathleen BushResearch Assistant Professor, Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University
Lori ButterfieldSenior VP, Creative Content & Development, Pixeldust
Maggie CohnWriter/Director
Dr. Ken ConcaProfessor, School of International Service, American University
Catherine CyranIndependent Filmmaker and Writer-Director
Chris DayHead of Corporate Communications, United Talent Agency
Ranae DeSantisEducator and Environmental Activist
Paula EhrlichPresident & CEO, E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Christopher FauchereFilmmaker, Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
Dr. James GerberCo-Director and Lead Scientist, Global Landscapes Initiative, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
April HaightDirector, Center for Environmental Education, Morehead State University
Joan HouricanElementary School Teacher and Education Consultant, Lake Clarke Shores, FL
Joyce JohnsonFilmmaker, Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
Sharon KinseyCounty 4-H Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County
Kate KlonowskiPh.D. Student, Cultural Foundations, Kent State University
Kelly KorenakTeacher and Curriculum Developer
Stephen MarksPartner/Manager, Evolution Entertainment Partners
Nick Morris
  • Community Outreach Coordinator, Stark Parks, Ohio
  • Professor of Environmental Education, Kent State University
Alice P. NeuhauserPrincipal, High Sierra Films
Lisa RussellEmmy-winning Filmmaker, Global Health Advocate, Governess Films
John SeagerPresident and CEO, Population Connection
Dr. Vilma SeebergAssociate Professor of International-Multicultural Education, Kent State University
Tiffany SteckerAgricultural Reporter, Greenwire

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