Congratulations to all our 2016 student semi-finalists!

They are listed below in their respective divisions – College, Middle School and High School — sorted by content category and alphabetical order by the last name of their respective team leaders.

Our PUBLIC VOTE for your Favorite Semi-Finalists videos results can be found here.   Our vote ended  Tuesday March 1, 8pm PST

Your vote helped the overall  top vote-getter overall win $500, and the top vote-getter PER DIVISION earned an automatic slot into the Finals — our March 19th Gala Awards Bash that includes a red carpet CAAMFest screening premiere of their work!

College SEmi-Finalists_divider

 
Name
School
Video Entry
Sponsoring Teacher
Content Category
1

 

 

Mira Chaplin
Matthew Norris
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Students for a Cleaner China

 

Xin Chen
Berkeley High School
Berkeley, CA
Cultural Exchange Idea — International Eco-Club
2
Avree Ito-Fujita
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI
SMART Exchange: Bridging Nations Through Education and Collaboration
Anne Misawa,
Associate Professor
Academy of Creative Media
Cultural Exchange Idea /
China Travel Story
— Collaborative Exchanges
3

 

Jana Nudelman
Ludwin Vielman
Florida International University
Miami, FL
The Importance of Exchange
Cultural Exchange Idea /
China Travel Story
— China Exchange Programs
4
James Yapnayon
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
A Positive Change for a Lifetime
Cultural Exchange Idea /
China Travel Story
— Travel Rap
5
Emily Wang
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
Cultural Exchange Trip to China
China Travel Story
— Innovation in China
6

 

Chaewon Kim

 

Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Roots & Their Branches
Inspiring Profiles
— Understanding a Family’s History

Middle School SEmi-Finalists_divider

Name
School
Video Entry
Sponsoring Teacher
Content Category
1
Dante Kirkman
Jordan Middle School
Palo Alto, CA
Connecting with China through Martial Arts: A Youth Cultural Exchange
Cultural Exchange
— Martial Arts Exchange
2
Ella Serrano-Wu
Shrinkhala Sunuwar
Reese Dickinson

 

Shady Hill School
Cambridge, MA
Strengthening U.S. and China Relations Through Student Exchange
Bei Ju
Cultural Exchange
— Live & Study in China
3
Ming-Wei Fasquelle

Ming-An Fasquelle
Ming-Mei Wolfe
International School of Los Angeles
Burbank, CA
NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies
New York, NY
The Chinese and American Culture Amazing Race
Cultural Exchange
— T.V. Race to Cultural Understanding
4

 

Amy Marcopulos

Jamie Cheung
Alice Fong Yu Elementary
San Francisco, CA
Improving the Relationship Between America and China
Lisa Ernst
Cultural Exchange
— Language, Media, & the President

High School SEmi-Finalists_divider

Name
School
Video Entry
Sponsoring Teacher
Content Category
1
Ian Browne &
Pierce McDonnell
San Francisco University High School
San Francisco, CA
Bringing Youth to bridge US-China relations
Bih-hsya Hsieh
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Video Chat Platforms
2
Jaena Campos,
Tyler Chanthakham &
Wainani Wetter
Wai’anae High School
Waiʻanae, HI
International Farmer’s Market
John Allen
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Food & Environment
3
Hannah Chen
Kaiser High School
Honolulu, HI
Youth Voices on China: A New Era of Medicine
Yi Lee
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Traditional Chinese Medicine
4
Julia Chen &
Justin Chau
Atlanta International School
Atlanta, GA
Can we Learn from Each Other? -Education in China and the U.S
Yi Lee
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Classroom Exchange
5
Courtney Chun &
Isabel Wong
Punahou School
Honolulu, HI
Exchanging Empathy
Laura Chang-Blust
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Community Service Project
6
Stephanie Don,
Matthew Derrick &
Brent Barker
San Marino High School
San Marino, CA
The Sino-American Collaborative (Focus on the Pacific)
Peter Paccone
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Pacific Ocean Conference & Action Initiative
7
Alex Fisher-Wagner & RJ Pimentel
St. Joseph Notre Dame
Alameda, CA
An Open Letter to the President: Youth Voices on China 2016
John Gunty
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Technology
8
Deana Goslin,
Tyler Bright &
Elizabeth Ufi
Wai’anae High School
Waiʻanae, HI
Planting Our Future
John Allen
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Ecology & Friendship
9
Orion Huang &
Tiffany Yue
Mills High School
Millbrae, CA
Dear President Obama
Alexandra Dove
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Chinese American Youth & Media Exchange
10
Angelina Hue
St. Ignatius College Preparatory
San Francisco, CA
From One Hemisphere to Another
Leona Pappas
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Community Service China Trip
11
Nicole Jao &
Isabel Pentland
Punahou School
Honolulu, HI
The Future of China and the U.S.
Joy Jung Ying Lu-Chen
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Youth Leadership Summit
12
Hillary McLauchlin
Berkeley Preparatory School
Tampa, FL
Finding Harmony: The U.S. and China
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Music Covers & Artist Collaboration
13
Noelle Nakakura, Shannon Takahashi & Krystal Spear
Henry J. Kaiser High School
Honolulu, HI
Using our HeART
Yi Lee
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Art & Music
14
Margaret O’Neal,
Mia Skaggs &
Katie Krantz
The Lovett School
Atlanta, GA
A New Kind of Exchange
 Betty Hu
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Film Festival
15
Vivian Pang
The College Preparatory School
Oakland, CA
Videogram to the White House
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Community Service Project | Chinese Orphanage
16
Sonia Romero &
Maya Hiraki
Punahou School
Honolulu, HI
Youth Voices on China- Culinary Collaboration
Laura Chang-Blust
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Food Fusion Cook-Off
17
Yuki Saito &
Rainer Kiessling
Punahou School
Honolulu, HI
League of Voices
Laura Chang-Blust
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Gaming
18
Minkwan Seo
Tenafly High School
Tenafly, NJ
Synergy of Soft Power
Chia-Cheng Sung
19
Eleanor Yuan,
Hunter Love &
Micah Mew
Henry J. Kaiser High School
Honolulu, HI
Videogram to the White House: The FLAC Idea
Yi Lee
Cultural Exchange Idea
— Summer Camp
20
Ben Guggenheim &
Adam Guggenheim
San Francisco University High School
San Francisco, CA
Working Together to Protect Our Water, Air and National Parks
Cultural Exchange Idea
– National Parks & Jr. Rangers
21
Jacob Heberle,
Ryan Chaffee &
Makana Richter
Henry J. Kaiser High School
Honolulu, HI
Jacob’s Message
Yi Lee
Climate Change
– Coal Consumption
22
Jaron Schreiber,
Elijah Shimabukuro &
Colby Kagamida
Henry J. Kaiser High School
Honolulu, HI
Chinese Misconceptions
Yi Lee
Misconceptions of Chinese