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Preventing Pollution

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Middle School Winners

Making a Healthier and Cleaner World

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Kelly Tung

John F. Kennedy Middle School
Cupertino, CA

Preventing Pollution

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Aurora Rodriguez

The Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Dallas, TX

High School Winners

Do-Able Renewable

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Joshua Romer

Jenks High School
Jenks, OK

Protecting Our Planet from Pollution

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Sherron Thomas

Coppell High School
Coppell, TX

The Future of Automobiles

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William Mester and Keith Nemecek

Royal Oak High School
Royal Oak, MI

Fighting Pollution: A Tangible Solution

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Emily Hed

Chaska High School
Chaska, MN

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High School

Priya Soneji, Tackling Pollution As A Whole
Milton High School, Milton, GA

Erin Pender, Preventing Deforestation
Treen Technology Center, Mendeville, LA

Charles Bruder, Worms: More Than Just Bait
International School of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Shanuki Wickremasinghe, Let’s Make Our World Clean
Walnut High School, Walnut, CA

Gabi Danitz, Tackling Air Pollution Starts With Transportation
Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA

Tristan Cooper, Urban Runoff
Point Loma High School, San Diego, CA

Middle School

Emma Parry, Water Pollution from Pesticides
Wildwood School, Los Angeles, CA

Huckleberry Friedman, Saving the World From Agricultural Runoff
Wildwood School, Los Angeles, CA

Albert Bastakoti, You Can Make A Difference
West Cary Middle School, Cary, NC

Molly Ribeiro, CO2 and You
Wildwood School, Los Angeles, CA

Contest Judges

Ali Mohamed Abbas AhmedSecretary General, Sudanese Population Network
Mary Barbara AlexanderActress/Activist/Farmer, Former Board Member of Population Connection
Benjamin AlexandroWater Policy Advocate, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
Sandeep BathalaExecutive Director, Edna Adan Hospital Foundation
Ginny BeauregardEnvironmental Educator, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Population Connection, Project Wet
Colleen BeckCEO, Seed Aquaponics, LLC
Jillian BieberInstructional Specialist, School District of Manatee County
Dr. Leslie Rebecca BloomProfessor, Roosevelt University
Gretchen BorcheltVice President for Reproductive Rights and Health, National Women's Law Center
Emily BoveExecutive Director, Women Thrive Alliance
Rebecca BratterExecutive Director, US Dry Bean Council
Hartwell CarsonFrench Broad Riverkeeper, MountainTrue
Donna ChapaEarth Science and Physical Science Teacher, Princess Anne Middle School
Terri ClarkEducation Specialist, Chattanooga Zoo
Diana ColeHigh School Science Teacher, Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School
Angelina CollazoDirector, Programs, Teach For America
Katie CrossmanProject Manager, Global Cities, The Nature Conservancy
Charles DabritzTeacher-Librarian, Lyman C. Hunt Middle School
Lauren D'AmbrosioHigh School Science Teacher, University High School
Denis DeanNature Educator, Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists
Ranae DeSantisBoard of Directors, Acterra and Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Dr. Anushka DrescherEnvironmental Activist and Youth Educator, Transition Earth
Robert EngelmanSenior Fellow, Worldwatch and Population Institutes
Dr. Karen N. EvansAssistant Chair for Teacher Education and Educational Leadership, University of West Florida
Dr. James GerberCo-Director, Global Landscapes Initiative, University of Minnesota
Lauren GerigDoctoral Candidate, Mills College
Stacy GraisonDirector of Education, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Chris HeltneVP of Engagement, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Steve HollingworthPresident, Grameen Foundation
Dr. Eric Holt-GimenezExecutive Director, Institute for Food and Development Policy-Food First
Joan HouricanEducation Consultant
Cynthia HubachSustainability Consultant, Hubach and Associates
Carl HutzlerIT Professional, Photographer, CDH Creative
Joyce JohnsonProducer of Mother: Caring for 7 Billion, Tiroir A Films Productions
Sharon KinseyCamden County 4-H Agent/Associate Professor, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University
Michella KippesGateway to Technology Teacher, Hughes Academy
Kelly KorenakTeacher, Curriculum Developer, Northshore Community College
Ryan KuckExecutive Director, Greensgrow
Dr. Joan KwakoProfessor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Carrianne B. McClellanMedia Coordinator, Cumberland County Schools
Nancy MiliziaRetired, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Laura S. MinorAdjunct Faculty Member, Masters in Public Health Program, University of Connecticut
Alice P. NeuhauserFIlm Executive, Complete Rights Management
Hannah O'MalleyEducation Coordinator, Disney's Animals, Science and Environment
Diana L. Payne, Ph.D.Education Coordinator, University of Connecticut/Connecticut Sea Grant
Clovis C. Perry, Jr.Associate Professor, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
David PhillipsExecutive Director, Earth Island Institute
Fraidy ReissFounder/Executive Director, Unchained At Last
Kathleen RoccoEducation Specialist, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
Ms. Karen RoosEnvironmental Educator, Greenbelt Conservancy
Dr. DawnElla M. RustHealth Science Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University
Kisha Semenuk, MSN, RNNurse Patient Safety Specialist, Nurse Advocate
Jeremy ShererFilmmaker, Parallel 40 Productions
Sonya StejskalAdjunct Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Past President of the Nebraska State Council for Social Studies
Dr. Glenn StoneProfessor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
Emilee SyrewiczeExecutive Director, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation
Andrew TranMiddle School Science, Science Department Chair, McLean School of Maryland
Dr. Janet VailResearch Scientist, Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute
Dr. Rob VosDirector Markets, Trade and Institutions, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Mr. H.Keli WambuaProgram Coordinator, Pambazuko Partners
Ed WilcoxWatershed Research and Extension Associate, Kentucky State University


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