One World students shined with stunning performances at the High School Challenge on Friday night! The students demonstrated the research, writing, and speaking skills, and a passion for learning, that will serve them well in high school, college, and life.

And the winners are:

Stage Presentations

1st Place
Jevon Arrington, McKinley Tech, Grade 10
Social Media & Body Image

2nd Place
Aliyah Ibikunle, McKinley Tech, Grade 10
School-to-Prison Pipeline

3rd Place
Phoebe Luecke, Benjamin Banneker, Grade 10
DC Statehood

Honorable Mention
Makayla Humphrey, Calvin Coolidge, Grade 9
Gun Violence in DC

Essay Competition

1st Place
Madison Jackson, DC International, Grade 9
Mental Illness Stigmas in Teens

2nd Place
Luisa Orellana-Castillo, Benjamin Banneker, Grade 10
SNAP Benefits Cuts

3rd Place
Kelly Ajanel Tzoc, DC International, Grade 9
Immigrant Rights

Honorable Mention
Jorge Lopez, DC International, Grade 12
Gun Violence & Neighborhood Watch

Board Presentations

1st Place
Kamari Hunter Mayes, DC International, Grade 10
Juvenile Justice System

2nd Place
José Romero-Bonilla, DC International, Grade 10
Animal Testing

3rd Place
Aron Fikremariam, DC International, Grade 12
Sexism & Wage Inequality

Honorable Mention
Bitanya Fikremariam, DC International, Grade 10
Cost of College