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Middle School Winners

What’s To Lose?

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Ethan Xiong

One World International School
East Singapore, Singapore

You Can be the Change-Coral Bleaching

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Claire Knutsen, Julia Loritz, Tae Ellisen

Woodland Intermediate School
Appleton, Wisconsin

Our Solution to Pollution

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Lumeria So, Zorina Holod, Grace Kelley

Lakewood Christian Schools
Long Beach, California

High School Winners

Plastic Soup

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Maya Peters-Greño and Maya Redden

Compass Academy
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Too Late?

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Nesha Vuriti

Northampton School for Girls
Northampton, United Kingdom

Fishes Are Being Thrown Away

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Pete Kim, Jason Tark, Henry Ko

Korea International School Jeju Campus
Seogwipo, South Korea

I Think This World is Worth Saving

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Katie Krofta

Lynden Christian High School
Lynden, Washington

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High School

Briana Leslie, Coral Bleaching
Burbank High School, Burbank, California

Lucie Antoniak, Ocean Health, Coral Bleaching
Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, Ontario

Colby Tomasello, Coral Transplanting for Healthy Reefs
Land O’ Lakes High School, Land O’ Lakes, Florida

Eve-Marie Mihaila, The Dangers Of Bioaccumulation
Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, Ontario

Michelle Luo, Care for the Corals
New Albany High School, New Albany, Mississippi

DJ Charles, The Rising Tide: More People, More Plastic
Concord Academy, Conord, Massachusetts

Middle School

Tobin Erecius, Ocean Acidity
Da Vinci Charter Academy, Davis, California

John Kim, Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Korean International School, Jeju Campus, Seogwipo, South Korea

Leif Walterman, Plastic Waste; How Our Oceans Are Being Polluted
Shorewood Intermediate School, Shorewood, Wisconsin

Contest Judges

Mary Barbara AlexanderActress/Activist/Farmer, No specific affiliation
Benjamin AlexandroWater Policy Advocate, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
Ginny BeauregardFilm Producer/Environmental Educator, Independent
Molly BergProgramming Manager, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Joe BishDirector of Issue Advocacy, Population Media Center
June BlotnickExecutive Director, Clean Air Carolina
Hartwell CarsonFrench Broad Riverkeeper, MountainTrue
Diana ColeScience teacher, Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School
Angelina CollazoCoordinator, Programs Operations, Teach For America - New York
Ken Conca, Ph.D.Professor of International Relations, American University
Emily CulpTeacher, DCPS
James Gerber, Ph.D.Co-Director, Global Landscapes Initiative, University of Minnesota
April Haight, Ed.D.Director, Center for Environmental Education, Morehead State University
Cynthia HubachUrban Agriculture Activist, Los Angeles Community Garden Council
Joyce JohnsonProducer, Tiroir A Films
Sharon KinseyCounty 4-H Agent/Associate Professor, Camden County 4-H Youth Development Program
Peter LadnerBoard Chair, David Suzuki Foundation
Carrianne B. McClellanMedia Coordinator, Cumberland County Schools
Nancy MiliziaRetired Medical Technologist
Laura S. Minor, MS, PAAdjunct Professor
Alice P. NeuhauserPartner, Complete Rights Management
Hannah O'MalleyEducation Coordinator, Disney's Animals, Science and Environment
Ellen PottsDevelopment Assistant, Population Connection
Karla RaettigExecutive Director, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
Brian RichterPresident, Sustainable Waters
Mindy RobertsPuget Sound Director, Washington Environmental Council
Karen RoosEnvironmental Educator, Greenbelt Conservancy
DawnElla Rust, Ed.DHealth Science Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University
Jeremy SchererFilmmaker, Parallel 40 Productions
John SeagerPresident and CEO, Population Connection
Emilee Syrewicze, JDExecutive Director, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
Hawa ToureQuality Assurance Reviewer DOJ, Gandhi Birdage and SANAD Syria
David VernierFounder and Co-President, Vernier Software & Technology


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