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And the Winners Are...

Updated: Jan 26

Five weeks ago, 40 students representing 25 countries got together in the Buddies Without Borders Online Forum and examine the hunger and waste challenges in 10 key countries around the world as equal global citizens.


They conquered cultural and language barriers, worked across the time zones and schedules, debated, collaborated and compromised. Ten proposals were evlauted by a panel of judges and voted by thousands of viewers. Hundreds of essays were scored and reviewed. International meetings were conducted day and night. Those who worked the hardest are recognized below.


The Best Representative: Alessandra Silapan - Binus School Simprug, Indonesia

Top Finishers:

Daria Suraeva - American International School of Cyprus

Niket Barot - Johns Creek High School, USA

Pahal Agrawal - DRS International School, India

Lucille Wong Ryniejski - Redwood High School, USA

Peng-Yin Wang - Taipei Tsai Hsing Private School, Taiwan


The Best Teams (tie):

Team No Trace for Waste:

Himani Naresh Vasnani - American School Hong Kong

Pahal Agrawal - DRS International School, India

Tristan Lu - Taipei European School, Taiwan

Niket Barot - Johns Creek High School, USA


Team Scrap Savers:

Youssef Hazem Attia Hussein Abdeltawab - El Quds International School, Egypt

Dylan Maxene T. ‘Silapan - Binus School Simprug, Indonesia

Benjamin Liu - Taipei European School, Taiwan

Lucille Wong Ryniejski - Redwood High School, USA


The Pioneer Award:

Winners:

Bella Wright - Trinity College. Australia

Navya Nagar - Metropolitan International School Viernheim, Germany

Milar Zaghal and Tala Shadi Salameh - Ra’mallah Friends School, Palestine


Nominees:

Sümeyye ‘Karaoğlu - VMGSBL, Turkey

Ava Rathi - Lincoln High School, USA

Milar Zaghal - Ramallah Friends School, Palestine

Navya Nagar - Metropolitan International School Viernheim, Germany

Edric Nazareno - American School in Hong Kong

Lucille Wong Ryniejski - Redwood High School, USA

Alessandra Silapan - Binus School Simprug, Indonesia

Bella Wright - Trinity College, Australia

Niket Barot - Johns Creek High School, USA

Pahal Agrawal - DRS International School, India

Cherry Chiu - International Bilingual School at Tainan Science Park, Taiwan

Naybil Alkhatib - Amman National school, Jordan

Daria Suraeva - American International School of Cyprus

Gulnaaz Gill - Strawberry Fields High School, India

Jana Hazem Makki - Future American School, Egypt

Maggie Tao - Taipei Private Tsai-Hsing School, Taiwan

Tala Shadi Salameh - Ramallah Friends School, Palestine

Cesare Righetto - Metropolitan-International-School Viernheim, Germany




People's Choice Award:

Team Green Power Rangers

Katie Liu Hoi Lam from American School Hong Kong

Gulnaaz Gill from Strawberry Fields High School in India

Yazan Sandouka from Amman National School in Jordan

Daria Suraeva from American International School of Cyprus

Please join us in thanking all our sponsors, speakers, panelists and team coaches. Your involvement has directly help shaped the future of our students.

Click here to watch Dr. Banks' speech, the winning proposals and speeches.