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2015-2016 Deforestation Winners

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Middle School Winners

Why Take it All Away?

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Holly Golightly

Noblesville West Middle School, Noblesville, IN

Habitat Loss in the Rainforest

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William Griffith and Daisy Andrejco

South Orange Middle School, South Orange, NJ

High School Winners

One Stump at a Time

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Joanna Gerr

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Deforestation and Population Growth: a Visual Essay

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Victor Elgersma

European School of Brussels IV, Brussels, Belgium

Deforestation – A Problem For All

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Bryan Sturm

Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA

Our Job

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Josh Joireman

Pullman High School, Pullman, WA

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Griffin Ernyei, Deforestation
Hampton Middle School, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Mitchell Mazza, Habitat Destruction
Harrisburg Academy, Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania

Sriram Srinivas, Deforestation: It’s Happening Everywhere
Moultrie Middle School, Mt Pleasant, South Carolina

Public Health

Thomas Mercieca, Effects of Air Pollution
King’s College School, London, United Kingdom

Catherine Odom, Stopping the Spread
Charles F. Patton Middle School, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Water Scarcity

Michelle Haginemana, Water Scarcity
Harmony Science Academy Carrollton, Carrollton, Tennessee

Madison Halcovage, Pollution’s Impact on Our World
Harrisburg Academy, Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania

Graham Ross, Aquifer Depletion
White Station Middle School, Memphis, Tennessee

Contest Judges

Mary Barbara AlexanderActress, Farmer, Activist, former board member of Population Connection
Denise R. AmesFounder and President, Center for Global Awareness
Ellen BarnardExecutive Producer, Tomorrow Pictures Inc.
Ginny BeauregardFilm Producer/Environmental Educator, Independent
Caroline BednarzAP Human Geography Teacher, McKinley Technology High School, DC
Liam BillinghamFilmmaker,, BRICArtsMedia
Joseph BishDirector of Issue Advocacy, Population Media Center
Dr. Kate BraumanLead Scientist, Global Water Initiative, Institute on the Environment, Universitiy of Minnesota
Kate CampbellReproductive Health Fellow, Population Services International
Hartwell CarsonFrench Broad Riverkeeper, MountainTrue
Terri ClarkCommunity Resource Manager, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Diana ColeScience Teacher, Population Education Trainer, Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School, Harrisburg PA
Dr. Ken ConcaProfessor, School of International Service, American University
Sean ConnorDirector, Community Relations, Saylor Foundation
Chris DayHead of Corporate Communications, United Talent Agency
Sahan T. M. DissanayakeAssistant Professor of Economics, Colby College
Dr. Paula EhrlichPresident & CEO, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Pri EkanayakeFormer Population Education Fellow,
Eva El-KhatibScience Department Chair, McLean School
Jim FosterPresident, Anacostia Watershed Society
Dr. James GerberCo-director, Lead Scientist, Global Landscapes Initiative, University of Minnesota
Allie GoldsteinSenior Associate, Forest Trends
Dr. April HaightDirector, Center for Environmental Education, Morehead State University
Joan HouricanElementary School Teacher and Education Consultant, Lake Clarke Shores, FL
Cyndi HubachWriter/Producer, Sustainability Consultant,
Forest IsbellAssociate Director, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, University of Minnesota
Joyce JohnsonProducer, Tiroir A Films Productions
Elizabeth JosephGarden and Education Coordinator, Heifer International
Kelly KorenakTeacher and Curriculum Developer,
Sharon KinseyCamden County 4-H Agent/Associate Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Dr. Joan KwakoProfessor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Carrianne McClellanMedia Coordinator & Region 6 Director, Cumberland County Schools & NCAE Student Services Division
Nancy MiliziaRetired MT (ASCP) , APICS, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Laura Schlesinger MinorAdjunct Faculty, University of Connecticut Master of Public Health Program
Alice P. NeuhauserPartner, Complete Rights Management
Celeste NewcombInstructor, The Penn State University, Health Policy and Administration Department
Hannah O’MalleyEducation Coordinator, The Walt Disney Company
Brian RichterChief Scientist, Global Water Program, The Nature Conservancy
Karen RoosEnvironmental Educator, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Dr. DawnElla M. RustHealth Science Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University
Grace SaundersBiology and Environmental Science Teacher, Saint James School
John SeagerPresident and CEO, Population Connection
Jeremy SchererOwner and Filmmaker, Parallel 40 Productions
Sonya StejskalPresident, Nebraska State Council for Social Studies
Dr. Janet VailResearch Scientist and Environmental Educator, Grand Valley State University
Paul WestCo-Director & Lead Scientist, Institute on the Environment (IonE) University of Minnesota
Rebecca Bratter WoldeabExecutive Director, The U.S. Dry Bean Council


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