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THE CHRISTOPHERS ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF
TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL POSTER CONTEST

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 – The Christophers announced eight winners today in their Twenty- First Annual Poster Contest for High School Students.
            Each year, students – grades 9 through 12 – are invited to create a poster that visually interprets the theme, “You Can Make a Difference.” This year’s contest drew over 1,000 entries from high schools across the United States and around the world. The importance of literacy, role models, and environmental conservation were among the issues most examined. Students employed a wide range of media, including photography, computer art, drawing, painting, and collage.
            The $1,000 first priize was awarded to Sorour Refahi, a junior at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore, MD, whose photo-based poster depicts a father walking hand-in-hand with his son down a school hallway, beautifully but simply illustrating the importance of parental guidance in a child’s life.
            Jackie B. Nguyen, a junior at Kentridge Senior High School in Kent, WA, took the $500 second Ppize for her computer-based photo of a man planting trees with the message “Be the change you want to see in the world.” The third prize of $250 went to Ally Sexton, a freshman at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Garden, FL, for her photo reminder that by being unique, you can make a difference.
            Five other entrants were chosen to receive honorable mentions of $100 each.
A non-profit organization founded in 1945, The Christophers uses mass media to encourage all individuals to make a positive difference in the world, as expressed in the Christopher motto: “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

[Editors: A complete list of winners follows. Hi-res pictures of their posters are available upon request.]

 


WINNERS OF THE CHRISTOPHERS’ TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL

HIGH SCHOOL POSTER CONTEST


First Prize:
Sorour Refahi
Woodlawn High School
Baltimore, MD


Second Prize:
Jackie B. Nguyen
Kentridge Senior High School
Kent, WA


Third Prize:
Ally Sexton
The Benjamin School
Palm Beach Gardens, FL



Honorable Mentions:

Kaili Johnson
Careerline Tech Center
Holland, MI

Chelsea Petta
Careerline Tech Center
Holland, MI

Anna Dobbins
Westbrook Christian School
Rainbow City, AL

Akilaah Salaam
Herndon Career Center
Raytown, MO

Lindsay Burnell
South Forsyth High School
Cumming, GA