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Rapid Urbanization

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Middle School Winners

Breaking the Chain of Pain

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Ethan Xiong

One World International School
East Singapore, Singapore

Urban Sprawl is a Big Problem

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Aurelio Santiago and Michael Smith

Cooper School
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

High School Winners

Urban Sprawl: An Expanding Problem

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Emily Phillips and Elizabeth Langer

Piedmont High School
Piedmont, California

7 Billion

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Eric Traugott

Alpharetta High School
Alpharetta, Georgia

Slum Crisis

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SooMin Hwangbo and Faith Moon Hwang

Christian Sprout Intercultural School
Yongin, South Korea

Impacts of Urban Sprawl

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Jeff Morales and Sawyer Nunley

Highland High School
Salt Lake City, Utah

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High School

Matt Grossman, How to Make a Rain Garden
Rio Americano High School, Sacramento, California

Dylan Maciborski, Stall the Sprawl
Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, Texas

Douah Shakshuki, Urban Water Quality: The Solution Begins in Our Own Backyard
Horton High School, Nova Scotia, Canada

Colby Tomasello, Solar Roadways: Clean Energy for Rapidly Expanding Communities
Land O’ Lakes High School, Land O’ Lakes, Florida

Olivia Stoetzer, 7 Billion Footprints
St. Andrew’s Priory High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Middle School

Clara Johnson, Urban Sprawl Video
Oak Grove Middle School, Bloomington, Minnesota

Ella Ferguson, Urbanization and Its Effects
Wydown Middle School, St. Louis, Missouri

Ian So, How Rapid Urbanization Affects our Air and Water Quality
Harrisburg Academy, Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

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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