A Year Unlike Any Other

Fifty pandemic-weary students persisted through long hours of screen time to build a legacy larger than themselves. A community of learners — students, teachers, parents, friends of One World, and civic leaders banded together to become more powerful than the pandemic and to produce some incredible results. Speeches were brilliant, and students received 1,900 virtual votes and 608 of the warmest comments imaginable. They were heard!

Eliezer Rubin

Grade 6

Eliezer Rubin

Creative Minds

Grade 6

Bullying

Gianna Matthews

Grade 6

Gianna Matthews

Creative Minds

Grade 6

Bullying and Discrimination

Isabelly Gomez

Grade 6

Isabelly Gomez

E.L. Haynes

Grade 6

Teacher Pay Gap

Fernanda Reyes Funes

Grade 6

Fernanda Reyes Funes

E.L. Haynes

Grade 6

Bullying

Leila Seikaly

Grade 5

Leila Seikaly

E.L. Haynes

Grade 5

Recess

Ebtisam Temam

Grade 5

Ebtisam Temam

E.L. Haynes

Grade 5

Cellphones in School

Drew Washington

Grade 6

Drew Washington

E.L. Haynes

Grade 6

Racism in Schools

Tobias Yohannes

Grade 5

Tobias Yohannes

E.L. Haynes

Grade 5

Cellphones in School

Henry Barrett

Grade 5

Henry Barrett

E.L. Haynes

Grade 5

Cyberbullying

Angie Chacon

Grade 6

Angie Chacon

E.L. Haynes

Grade 6

School Safety

Rocio Cruz

Grade 6

Rocio Cruz

E.L. Haynes

Grade 6

Cellphones in School

Isalene Gitangu

Grade 5

Isalene Gitangu

E.L. Haynes

Grade 5

Cellphones in School

Sarah Ramos-Rivera

Grade 6

Sarah Ramos-Rivera

E.L. Haynes

Grade 6

COVID-19 in Schools

Ricardo Zetino

Grade 6

Ricardo Zetino

E.L. Haynes

Grade 6

School Lunches

Philip Abatan

Grade 8

Philip Abatan

Howard

Grade 8

Homelessness

Viyah Spence-Plater

Grade 8

Viyah Spence-Plater

Howard

Grade 8

Domestic Violence

Sankofa Gudger

Grade 7

Sankofa Gudger

MM Bethune

Grade 7

Esports

Iyanalishai Haston

Grade 5

Iyanalishai Haston

MM Bethune

Grade 5

Cost of College

Marianna Richardson

Grade 7

Marianna Richardson

MM Bethune

Grade 7

Mental Health (Suicide)

Kamaria Royster

Grade 8

Kamaria Royster

MM Bethune

Grade 8

Criminal Justice

Dyari Simon

Grade 8

Dyari Simon

MM Bethune

Grade 8

Mental Health

D’Marco Barksdale

Grade 8

D’Marco Barksdale

MM Bethune

Grade 8

Immigration (DACA)

Zane LaFortune

Grade 6

Zane LaFortune

MM Bethune

Grade 6

Technology in Schools

Jersie McFadgen

Grade 5

Jersie McFadgen

MM Bethune

Grade 5

Environment (Recycling)

Rico Spinner

Grade 7

Rico Spinner

MM Bethune

Grade 7

Bullying

Amyah Foster

Grade 8

Amyah Foster

Meridian

Grade 8

Racism

Brizel Martinez-Cruz

Grade 8

Brizel Martinez-Cruz

Meridian

Grade 8

Mental Health (Suicide)

Valeria Preza Ramirez

Grade 6

Valeria Preza Ramirez

Meridian

Grade 6

Sexual Violence

Genessis Sanchez-Ramirez

Grade 8

Genessis Sanchez-Ramirez

Paul

Grade 8

Gender Wage Gap

Jessica Amaya-Torres

Grade 10

Jessica Amaya-Torres

Banneker
Grade 10
Homelessness (Hostile Design)

Viviana Guzman

Grade 10

Viviana Guzman

Banneker
Grade 10
Immigration

Khareem Telemaque-Nelson

Grade 10

Khareem Telemaque-Nelson

Banneker
Grade 10
Systemic Inequality

Zakaiya Walker

Grade 10

Zakaiya Walker

Banneker
Grade 10
COVID-19 and Schools

Tylar Contee

Grade 10

Tylar Contee

Banneker
Grade 10
Black Lives Matter

Mattie Isaac

Grade 10

Mattie Isaac

Banneker
Grade 10
Violence Against Women

Jasmine Aguila

Grade 12

Jasmine Aguila

E.L. Haynes
Grade 12
Environment (Sustainability)

Heysel Alfaro-Amaya

Grade 12

Heysel Alfaro-Amaya

E.L. Haynes
Grade 12
Immigration (Detaining Children)

William Ramirez De Leon

Grade 12

William Ramirez De Leon

E.L. Haynes
Grade 12
Mental Health in Schools

Crystal Spencer

Grade 12

Crystal Spencer

E.L. Haynes
Grade 12
School and Community Service

Omarion Brodie

Grade 9

Omarion Brodie

IDEA
Grade 9
Police Brutality

Quera Simms

Grade 9

Quera Simms

IDEA
Grade 9
Child Abuse

Tiaret Payne

Grade 9

Tiaret Payne

IDEA
Grade 9
Mental Health (Suicide)

Tionna Cozart

Grade 10

Tionna Cozart

McKinley Tech
Grade 10
Education (Native American History)

Nyla Slye

Grade 10

Nyla Slye

McKinley Tech
Grade 10
Colorism in the Black Community

Simeon Walker

Grade 10

Simeon Walker

McKinley Tech
Grade 10
Homelessness

MeKayla Ellerbe

Grade 10

MeKayla Ellerbe

McKinley Tech
Grade 10
Criminal Justice (Recidivism)

Tais Moore

Grade 10

Tais Moore

McKinley Tech
Grade 10
Environment (Recycling)