Hope & Justice Category Winners

 

May “More Than One” Winners

First Place: “Embracing Identity”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Art by: Ashley Pei
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Second Place: “Together”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Art by: Elisia Ramirez
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Third Place: “Community”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Art by: Bridget Brodie
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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 Honorable Mentions

“Don’t Lose Your Own Color”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
Art by: Katelyn Chung
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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“swimming pool”
San Diego County
UPAC counseling and treatment
Art by: Alyssa Rivera
Advisor: Camille Ramirez
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“Stand Together”
Los Angeles County
Hilda Solis Learning Academy
Original Song by: Robert Lopez
Advisor: James Ng
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“Disphoris”
San Diego County
Hawking STEAM Charter School
Art by: Parker Cortes
Advisor: Christian Martin
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April “Hope for Change” Winners


San Diego County winners

First Place: “At a Time”
San Diego County
Feaster Charter School
Original Music by: Malia Mislan
Advisor: Roel Mislan
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Second Place: “To Bloom an Iris in the Modern Marshland”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Art by: Benjamin Hong
Advisor: Jennifer Doerrer
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Third Place: “Alive Again”
San Diego County
Torrey Pines High School
Art by: Katarina Matic
Advisor: Dragana Matic
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Honorable Mentions

“#HopeforChange”
San Diego County
Rancho Minerva Middle School
Art by: Kimberly Gomez
Advisor: Beth Duncan
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“Jumping for Change”
San Diego County
Rancho Minerva Middle School
Art by: Kaio Passos
Advisor: Beth Duncan
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“Hope is Reborn”
San Diego County
Rancho Minerva Middle School
Video/Animation by: Aryannah Avalos
Advisor: Beth Duncan
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April “Hope for Change” Winners (outside San Diego County)

First Place: “The Changes in Me”
Riverside County
David A Brown Middle School
Art by: Jasmin St. Peters Carson
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
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Second Place (tied): “Help is Blind”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Art by: Joy Harris-Gifford
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Second Place (tied): “Inspiration in Isolation”
San Bernardino County
Slover Mountain High School
Art by: Leslie Gonzalez
Advisor: Mercedes Carrillo
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Third Place: “Innocence Before COVID”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Art by: Katelyn Chung
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Honorable Mentions

“Hope and Justice”
Los Angeles County
Diego Rivera Performing Arts Complex
A poem by: Yocelyn Martinez
Advisor: Carolyn Johnson
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“Saving Everyone”
Riverside County
David A Brown Middle School
Art by: Natalie Alawi
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
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“Don’t Judge What You Can’t See”
Los Angeles County
Diego Rivera Performing Arts Complex
A Film by: Diana Olajue
Advisor: Carolyn Johnson
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March “Hope for Change” Winners

Film winners

First Place: “Hope is Contagious”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
A Film by: Uleses Henderson
Advisor: Irene Clark
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Second Place: “When It All Seems Hopeless”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
A Film by: Baron Ellis
Advisor: Irene Clark
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Third Place: “Hopeful, Healthy Happy Cookies”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
A Film by: Sara Rocha
Advisor: Irene Clark
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Film- Honorable Mentions

“Find the Rainbow”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
A Film by: Madison Fujioka
Advisor: Irene Clark
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“The Silver Lining”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
A Film by: Samantha Hartmann
Advisor: Irene Clark
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“Finding Hope”
Los Angeles County
Palms Middle School
A Film by: Diana Hernandez
Advisor: Irene Clark
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Art winners

First Place: “Connection”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Artwork by: Elisia Ramirez
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Second Place: “Spreading Hope”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Artwork by: Jasmine Sosa
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Third Place (Tied): “Change and Butterflies”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Artwork by: Bridget Brodie
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Third Place (Tied): “Paper Cut-Out”
Los Angeles County
Santa Clarita Valley International
Artwork by: Gabrielle Gomez
Advisor: Yoonhee Aprahamian
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Art Honorable Mentions

“High & Lows”
Marin County
Davidson Middle School
Artwork by: Kyle Schwietert
Advisor: Chad Schwietert
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“The Power of Words”
Los Angeles County
Diego Rivera Learning Complex Performing Arts
A poem by: Damaris Orduna
Advisor: Carolyn Johnson
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“Personal Growth”
Los Angeles County
Mountain View/ Claremont
Artwork by: Isabella Nateras-Garcia
Advisor: Jacqueline McElvy
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February Winners

Justice

First Place: “No Justice”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Artwork by: Elisia Ramirez
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Second Place: “MMIW”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Artwork by: Raquel Segura
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Third Place: “A Woman’s Daily Reminder”
Los Angeles County
Warren High School
A film by: Sherlly Pena
Advisor: Jared Nelson
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Honorable Mentions

“Hope is Unity”
Orange County
Serrano Intermediate
Artwork by: Ella McLaughlin
Advisor: Alison Stusky
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“A DAY IN MY LIFE”
Riverside County
Riverside Behavioral Health Department
Spoken word by: Zaiah Shepherd
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#StopAAPIHate
Los Angeles County
Granada Hills High school
A film by: Shayla Pham, Jasmine Boonsanong, Sofia Pires, Tatiana Coleman
Advisor: Cynthia Quintana
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Hope

First Place: “Growing Hope”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Artwork by: Ashley Pei
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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Second Place: “Reasons to Stay Alive”
Los Angeles County
A film by: Julia Song
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Third Place: “We Can See Hope”
Riverside County
David A Brown Middle School
A film by: Cody Fyfe, Crista Kerr, Justin Quick, Jocelyn Pacheco, Tiffany Bravo, and Mark Wysocki
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
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Honorable Mentions

“Universal Culture”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
A film by: Briana Mendoza
Advisor: Jhoann Acosta Idda
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“Growing our future”
Los Angeles County
Claremont High School
Artwork by: Joanna Wren
Advisor: Tamara Kirkpatrick
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“The Better Times”
Los Angeles County
New West Charter
A film by: Dillon Raymond
Advisor: Stephen Day
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Monthly Prompt: The Art of Self Love

* First Place: “Letting Go”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
A Film By: Tahlia Pompel and Samantha Mar
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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Second Place: “We Are Enough”
Monterey County
Notre Dame High School
A Film By: Jenna Beesley, Olivia Uritz, Gabby Smith and Norah McDonald
Advisor: Kristina Stone
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Third Place: “I Love Myself”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
A Film By: Katie Park, Charis Park and Reese Morio
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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Honorable Mentions

“Be Present”
Tulare County
Monache High School
A Film By: Aimee King
Advisor: Robert Styles
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“Self Love”
San Bernardino County
Summit High School
Art by: Skyy Hawkins
Advisor: Kim Hawkins
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“Take Care of Yourself”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
A Film By: Kaitlyn Hertzler and Samantha Turner
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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January Winners

Justice

First Place: “The AAPI Narrative”
Alameda County
Granada High School
A film by: Naomi Lin
Advisor: Alexandria Janda
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Second Place: “What is Justice”
Alameda County
Granada High School
A film by: Payton Spurlock
Advisor: Alexandria Janda
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Third Place: “Appreciate the Small Things”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
A film by: Mercer Weis
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Honorable Mentions

“Justice is Due”
Alameda County
Granada High School
A film by: Dominic Medina-Garcia
Advisor: Alexandria Janda
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“This is 2020”
San Diego County
Point Loma High School
A poem by: Taravat Mansournia
Advisor: Katereh Mirza
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“The Pandemic Does Affect Asians”
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High school
Art by: Giselle Olario Olmos
Advisor: Jessica Valencia
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Hope

First Place: “Divide”
Alameda County
Granada High School
A film by: Evan Moreau
Advisor: Alexandria Janda
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Second Place: “What Hope Means to Me”
Riverside County
Eleanor Roosevelt High school
A narrative by: Beaux R Seymour
Advisor: Jessica Valencia
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Third Place: “Hope Lanterns”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Art by: Charlene Kung
Advisor: Chelbert Dai
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Honorable Mentions

“I Have Grown Up Enough”
Santa Barbara County
University of California Santa Barbara
A narrative by: Jordan Marie Finley
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“2020-2021 Hope”
Sacramento County
Pleasant Grove High School
A film by: Kylie Burgess
Advisor: Delaire Doyle
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“You Are Not Alone”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
A film by: Cole Fletchall-Silva
Advisor: Darci Fletchall
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Monthly Prompt: My Beautiful Brain

* First Place: “Exercise for your Brain”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Layla Gilstrap, Kirana O’Rourke, and Haley Barr
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Second Place: “Brain Exercises”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Logan Whitecrow, Cayden Rosehaley, and Valentino Travolta
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Third Place: “The Science Behind Brain Food”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Derek Diaz and Sherin Yueksel
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Honorable Mentions

“Sleep”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Olivia, Katie, and Roman
Advisor: Wade Williams
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“The Five Acts of Sleep”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Connor Gilbertson and Sean Pacheco
Advisor: Wade E. Williams
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“Keeping Your Brain Healthy”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
A Film By: Jonathan Ma
Advisor: Chelbert Dai
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Hope & Justice Category Winners – November

Justice 

First Place: “Enough is Enough”
Los Angeles County
Sierra Vista Middle School
A painting by: Jason Flores
Advisor: Gilbert Flores
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Second Place: “Being an Ally”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Artwork by: Anisa Chan
Advisor: Chelbert Dai
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Third Place (Tied): “Pawns of Prejudice”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
Artwork by: Laasya Babbellapati & Sammie Huang
Advisor: Chelbert Dai
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Third Place (Tied): “Stop Racism”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
A Film By: Bryanna Ho
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Honorable Mentions

“Justice”
Alameda County
Mission San Jose High School
A poem by: Suhas Gouru
Advisor: Chelbert Dai
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“Justice as Defined By….”
Santa Clara County
Stratford Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School
A poem by: Thanisha Kapur
Advisor: Ruchi Taneja
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Hope

First Place: “A Little Hope”
Riverside County
David A Brown Middle School
A film by: Justin Quick
Advisor: Amy Pitotti
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Second Place: “Why I’m Strong”
Orange County
Magnolia High School
A film by: Angelica Rivera
Advisor: Ines Salinas
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Third Place: “Recipe for Hope”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
A film by: Keunho Kim
Advisor: Stephen Erle
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Honorable Mentions

“Lucy’s Story”
Placer County
Whitney High School
A film by: Ifé-Michaela Spencer
Advisor: Ben Barnholdt
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“From My Window”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
A film by: Ryley Swift
Advisor: Sara Hills
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“The Tortoise and the Hare”
Sacramento County
Pleasant Grove High School
A comic by: Jerius Banez
Advisor: DeLaire Doyle
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TEAM PICK! “Walking into Depression”
Los Angeles County
Kranz Intermediate School
A short story by: Miranda Najera
Advisor: Kenny Bowman
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Monthly Prompt: My Reasons for Wearing a Face Mask

* First Place: “Wisdom”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
A Film By: Elaine Zhong
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Second Place: “A New Responsibility”
Alameda County
Irvington High School
A Film By: Urvi Chaubal
Advisor: Shiloh Burton
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Third Place: “My Reason for Wearing a Face Mask”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Lexi Renolds
Advisor: Wade Williams
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Honorable Mentions

“Reasons I Wear a Mask”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Parker Long
Advisor: Wade Williams
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”Her Reason Why”
Los Angeles County
Saugus High School
A Film By: Lily Merrick
Advisor: Wade Williams
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OCTOBER
Winners are announced for submissions that addressed Hope or Justice. Further below are winners for submissions that addressed the monthly prompt: “Creative Ways to Measure 6 Feet Social Distancing”

 

Hope & Justice

First Place: “Quarantined Hope”
San Mateo County
Burlingame High School
A Film By: Ryan Kang & Keunho Kim
Advisor: Stephen Erle
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Second Place (Tied): “Hope is a Verb”
San Diego County
Rancho Minerva Middle School
A Film By: Jazmin Guzman and RMMS Video Team
Advisor: Beth Duncan
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Second Place (Tied): “Where is Hope”
Tri-City (Los Angeles County)
Claremont High School
A Film By: Caleb Bhechsonggram
Advisor: Sara Hills
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Third Place (Tied): “The Color of Justice”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
A Film By: Kimoni Smith
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Third Place (Tied): “The Real Struggle”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
A Film By: Christian Guerrero
Advisor: Jhoann Acosta Idda
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Third Place (Tied): “Indian Reservation”
Monterey County
Salinas High School
A Film By: William Magno
Advisor: Nathan Voigtschild
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Honorable Mentions

“Changeist”
Los Angeles County
Rise Kohyang Middle School
Art by: Joshua Castillo
Advisor: Lorena Rodriguez
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“Hope is Where The Heart Lives”
Sacramento County
Galt High School
A Film By: Ashley Razo
Advisor: Yuritzi Razo
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“Overcome”
San Bernardino County
Summit High School
A film by: Audrey Juarez
Advisor: Artie Casas
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“Outcast”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
A film by: Caleb Oard
Advisor: Jhoann Acosta-Idda
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“Justice in the U.S.”
Los Angeles County
Kranz Intermediate School
A speech by: Karen Solis
Advisor: Kenny Bowman
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Monthly Prompt: Creative Ways to Measure 6 Feet Social Distancing

First Place: “Creative Social Distancing”
Riverside County
Nuview Bridge Early College High School
A Film By: Kylee Maszczack
Advisor: Cassie Hammond
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Second Place: “Pandemic Safety”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
A film by: Gustavo Lopez
Advisor: Jhoann Acosta-Idda
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Third Place: “Do Your Part!”
Butte County
Pleasant Valley High School
A Film By: Norvin Garcia
Advisor: Michael Peck
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Honorable Mentions

“Six Feet Apart”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A film by: Clarissa Mariscal
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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“Social Distancing with Trigonometry”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A film by: Vivek Kumar
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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“Give me my space”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
A film by: Brian Moreno
Advisor: Jhoann Acosta-Idda
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SEPTEMBER
Winners are announced for submissions that addressed Hope or Justice. Further below are winners for submissions that addressed the monthly prompt: “What This Election Means to Me

Hope & Justice

First Place: “Put Yourself in Black Women Shoes”
San Joaquin County
John C Kimball High School
A Film By: Autumn Harris, 11th grade
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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Second Place: “In Times Like These”
Santa Barbara County
UC Santa Barbara
A Poem By: Jordan Marie Finley, College Sophomore
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Third Place: “Hands of Justice”
San Joaquin County
John C Kimball High School
A Painting By: Madison Hyler-Smith, 10th grade
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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Honorable Mentions

“Living Hope”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
A film by: Katie Park, 9th grade
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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”Creating Hope”
San Joaquin County
John C Kimball High School
A Painting By: Jordan Kirby, 12th grade
Advisor: Melissa Burkert
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”Hope in a Pandemic”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
A film by: Charis Park, 9th grade
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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Special Recognition

”Hope”
Orange County
Gordon H. Beatty Middle School
A film by: Sofia Ciorogariu, 7th grade
Advisor: NaeRy Cho
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”Sharing Kindness”
Los Angeles County
Robert Frost Middle School
Art by: Rose Machado, 7th grade
Advisor: Amanda Machado
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”Hope”
Orange County
Gordon H. Beatty Middle School
A film by: Aarya Halankar, 7th grade
Advisor: NaeRy Cho
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Monthly Prompt: What This Election Means to Me….

First Place: “VOTE”
Orange County
Canyon High School
A Film By: Carter Audet Marrero, 12th grade
Advisor: Alex Graham
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Second Place: “A Vote for the Future”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
A film by: Cooper Cuya, 9th grade
Advisor: Mark Switzer
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Third Place: “Notorious”
San Diego County
Del Norte High School
A Painting By: Emily Ninh, 12th grade
Advisor: Terri Le
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Honorable Mentions

“I Do It For You”
San Bernardino County
Jurupa Hills High School
A film by: Lyza Garay, 12th grade
Advisor: Jhoann Acosta
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”A Letter by the Kids Under 18”
Los Angeles County
Valor Academy High School
A Letter By: Jasmine Garcia, 11th grade
Advisor: Mindy Pomper-Johnson
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In addition, the following entries advanced to a final round of judging:

“America Needs You”
Orange County
El Dorado High School
A Film By: Nathan Quella, 12th grade
Advisor: Mark Switzer

“To March.”
Los Angeles County
Valor Academy High School
A Poem By: Daniela Ayala, 11th grade
Advisor: Mindy Pomper-Johnson
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“Calling YOU to Vote”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A Film By: Hayden Harbison, 12th grade
Advisor: Jim Long
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“What This Election Means to Me”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A Film By: Anthony Andrew Mejia, 11th grade
Advisor: Jim Long
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“Vote Now For a Better Future”
Los Angeles County
Valor Academy High School
A Poem By: Stephanie Luna
Advisor: Mindy Pomper-Johnson
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“Make Your Voice Heard”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A Film By: Zainab Sudqi, 12th grade
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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“Voting”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A Film By: Abdelrahman Amin, 10th grade
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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“Be Our Savior”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A Film By: Britney Hernandez, 12th grade
Advisor: Jim Long
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“Your Vote Matters”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A Film By: Issac Herrera
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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“The Importance of Voting”
Riverside County
Valley View High School
A Film By: Mattiara Brown, 11th grade
Advisor: Chris Lorenz
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