Arizonas Sunnyside High School Freshmen Dominate Video Contest

There were also sevenhonorable mentions winning $100 each. From Sunnyside High School: Karime Portillo and Melissa Corella for “Growing Populations Causing Mass Deforestation,” Carolina Leon and Shaila Brown for “One Planet, Many People,” Eduardo Lugo Castillo for “Increasing Human’s Population,” and Mya Hernandez, Jasmin Murillo, Damaris Andrade, and Manuel Liogon for “World Population Limitation.” From Paradise Valley: Samantha LaFromboise and Jonathan Dotson for “oneplanet” and Robert Noland and Zacharay Nelson for “One Planet, Many People. From Palo Verde: Vincent Quirk and Devante Bates for “Overpopulation.”

“We were pleased to have so many students involved in this year’s contest, generating a good number of videos that addressed the topics in creative or interesting ways. In fact, we decided to award an increased number of honorable mention awards because of the effort that students put into the project,” says Keith Kaback, Executive Director of Population Media Center’s Arizona Chapter. “It provides a great project-based learning opportunity for students to develop their research and creative skills while also learning about issues that are critical to their long-term quality of life.”

Population Media Center is an international nonprofit that uses media to educate citizens about family and reproductive health, gender equity, and the benefits of small families for the environment. Population Media Center programs have appeared in more than 50 countries. The Arizona chapter promotes understanding and discussion of the global impact of population growth and the local impact on Arizona’s citizens and environment.