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First Place

  • Elizabeth Winkler, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA Read Essay

Second Place

  • Starlene Justice, California State University-San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Rebel Fornea, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Stephanie Aldrich, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

Third Place

  • Karli Lytle, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Valerie Carey, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY, USA
  • Sarah Christiansen, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
  • Bodhi Stone, Ivy Technical Community College-Lafayette, Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Slade Mendenhall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Finalist

  • Leanne Morrow, Pahrump Valley High School, Pahrump, NV, USA
  • Kathy Chao, Brea-Olinda High School, Brea, CA, USA
  • Michael Hogan, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA
  • Chris Przybyla, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
  • Rebecca Hadjiloucas, Mountain Lakes High School, Mountain Lks, NJ, USA
  • Jeffrey Helton, Berea College, Berea, KY, USA
  • Paul Burgess, Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, OH, USA
  • Catherine Holloway, Mcgill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Joshua Windham, North Carolina State, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Dylan Lloyd, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
  • Chen (Mary) Chen, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Ashley June Decker, Owens Community College, Perrysburg, OH, USA
  • Abbie Harper, Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, OH, USA
  • Matthew Oursbourn, Missouri University of Science And Technology, Rolla, MO, USA
  • Nora Sandler, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • John Lindquist, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, USA
  • Alexander Krischik, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA
  • Nora Fiore, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA
  • Alexandra Davis, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Joseph Landry, Washington And Lee University, Lexington, VA,
  • Ethan Walsh, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Francesca Parise, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Jeremiah Dow, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR, USA
  • Joanna Gardner, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
  • John Smart, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, USA

Semi-Finalist

  • Robert Townsend, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Machaela Watson, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
  • Ruperto Mariano, University of Texas At Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA
  • Sarah Gutierrez, Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA, USA
  • Eric Conley, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
  • Karl Schulze, Lake Park High School-West Campus, Roselle, IL, USA
  • Ryan Workman, Quest University Canada, Squamish, BC, Canada
  • Lauren Klawonn, Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC, USA
  • Joseph Rogero, Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Rebecca Tachihara, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Benjamin Arlet, Hochschule Für Technik Und Wirtschaft Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Wei-Tung Liu, El Camino College, Torrance, CA, USA
  • Ji Xia, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Sarah Minobe, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, USA
  • Victoria Fabuluje, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA
  • Melisa Button, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Sakina Attaar, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA
  • Miles Maus, West Chester University of Penn, West Chester, PA, USA
  • James Frederick William Rowe, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY, USA
  • Ashley Tiapon, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Caitlin Lamping, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Jordan Koluch, Emerson College, Boston, MA, USA
  • Kirk Benson, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA
  • Brian Alsobrook, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
  • Olivia Beck, Lee University, Cleveland, TN, USA
  • Lacey Buck, Cal Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Brittany Alsot, Seattle Film Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Michael Smith, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Aaron Goone, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
  • Matthew Mazewski, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, USA
  • Andrew Russell, Uc Davis, Davis, CA, USA
  • Jonathan Laplante, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Paulina Karpis, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
  • Zoe Thompson, University of Washington-Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Anna Friederike Wildberg, University of Freiburg, Freiburg Im Breisgau, Baden-Würt, Germany
  • Jasmine Wang, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
  • Judy Tran, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Tay Tufenkjian, George Washington University-DC, Washington, DC, USA
  • Emily Bradford, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Brian Hawkins, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, USA
  • Valerie Paz, Alliant International University, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Kelvin Bates, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, USA
  • Jaret Kanarek, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, USA
  • Bryce Watson, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA
  • Andrei Hent, University of Toronto – St. George Trinity College, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Monika Dembowy, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Canada
  • Austin Hembd, University of Texas At Austin, Austin, TX, USA
  • Malynda Pope, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Sarah Howe, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA
  • Robyn Rodger, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada