Congratulations to all our 2017 student winners, finalists & semi-finalists below! 
National & regional winner results were based on their originally submitted videos.  The Showcase winners, who won DJI Phantom 3 drones, were selected on the basis of their new, polished videos after receiving a 30-minute session with coaches with film, content and other industry expertise.

VOTE for your favorite finalists’ Showcase videos here (link coming) from Friday May 12 to Friday May 19 and help them win more prizes and mentorship lunches!

(To view all semi-finalist videos on one page, visit our semi-final round PUBLIC VOTE video page.  That public vote ran March 24-30.   Division top vote-getters and finalists advanced to the Finals and debuted their next “Showcase” video iterations at our May 7 finale).

 
Name
School
Video Entry
Content Category
1
Mick Wang
NATIONAL WINNER SHOWCASE WINNER
Butler University Alum
Indianapolis, IN
Original: 3GEN
Showcase Version: TBA
 Discover Your Roots

 

 
Name
School
Video Entry
Content Category
1
Alexander Fisher-Wagner
o NATIONAL WINNER
o Public Vote Winner

UC Davis
Davis, CA
Original:
A Recipe to China
Showcase Version: TBA
Follow Your Passion
2
Cecilia Xizi Hua
o SHOWCASE WINNER
o FINALIST

USC
Los Angeles, CA
Original:
Where Are You From?

Showcase Version: TBA
Identity
3
Chandler Toffa,
Modupe Thompson
o FINALIST
USC
Los Angeles, CA
Original:
学’s Adventures

 

Showcase Version: TBA
4
Mira Chaplin
Sam Good
o SEMI-FINALIST
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Original:
Learning China

 


Name
School
Video Entry
Sponsoring Teacher
Content Category
1
Alivia D’Andrea
o NATIONAL WINNER
o Public Vote WInner
o Earlybird Winner

Glendora High School
Glendora, CA
Original: Ethnic Mirror
Showcase Version: TBA
 2
Nicole Tagalicud,
Julia Forrest,
Jayden Kepo’o Caspino
o Showcase Winner
o Best of Hawaii
Wai’anae High School
Wai’anae, HI
Original:  Pass it on
Showcase Version: TBA
John Allen
Media
3
Sara Du
o FINALIST
Beckman High School
Irvine, CA
Original:
The Journey of A Nation
Showcase Version: TBA
4
Ming-Wei Fasquelle
o FINALIST
International School of
Los Angeles
Pasadena, CA
Original:
What China Means to Me
Showcase Version: TBA
5
Ming Hill, Nick Go,
Ping Hill,
Graham Lenox
o Best Mandarin Video
o Best of SF County

The Bay School
San Francisco, CA
Original:
Finding Qinghai
Showcase Version: TBA
Dennis Yang,
Mandarin Chinese
6
Priscilla Yang,
Anastasia Yang
*Special Mominee
Aragon High School
San Mateo, CA
Original: A Piece of China from Within
Showcase Version: TBA
7
Austin Ibanes,
Catherine Tilitile, Brayzhelle Williams-Quitog
Wai’anae High School
Wai’anae, HI
Malama ‘Aina
John Allen
Media
8
Daniel Jung
Tenafly High School
Tenafly, NJ
Into Ink
Mary Lane
Mandarin Chinese
9
Mansa Kuang
Lowell High School
San Francisco, CA
Crossing the Bridge to China
10
Emily Mustoe,
Betsy Sugar
The York School
Monterey, CA
Remembering China
Abby Drivdahl
Social Studies
11
Vivian Pang
The College Preparatory School
Oakland, CA
The Power of Roots


Name
School
Video Entry
Sponsoring Teacher
Content Category
1
Adam Guggenheim
o NATIONAL WINNER
o Showcase Winner
Mark Day School
San Rafael, CA
Adam Guggenheim’s Dream Trip to China
Showcase Version: TBA
 Following Your Passion
2
Chloe Vuong, Juliana Chen, Shirley Lin
o  Public Vote Winner
Alice Fong Yu Elementary
San Francisco, CA
Discovering A New Perspective
Showcase Version: TBA
Xiyan Zhao
Mandarin Chinese
3
Gabriella Quach,
Cameron Louie,
Ashley Mak
o BEST OF SAN FRAN
Alice Fong Yu Elementary
San Francisco, CA
寻根追萝 (Discovering Our Roots Chasing Dreams)

Showcase Version: TBA

Lori Chao
Mandarin Chinese
4
Joshua Park,
Jayson Guo
o BEST of HAWAII
o FINALIST
‘Iolani School
Honolulu, HI
Shaping the Next Generation of Chinese Students
Showcase Version: TBA
Ngan Ta
Chinese & Psychology
5
Rosie Di Troia
Chris Milan,
Henry Song
Anita Cuddihy,
Aerin Foley,
Lillie Cooper
o Best Mandarin Video
Shady Hill School
Cambridge, MA
Yunnan Red Pandas

Showcase Version: TBA

Bei Ju
Mandarin Chinese
6
Sanford Whatley,
Jay Noh
o FINALIST
Tenafly Middle School
Tenafly, NJ
 If We Could Go To China

 

Showcase Version: TBA
Mary Lane
Mandarin Chinese
7

 

Isabella Nordstrom,
Samantha Cheung
o FINALIST
Alice Fong Yu Elementary
San Francisco, CA
Exploring a New Culture
Lori Chao
Mandarin Chinese
8
Lena Hsia (with
Anuhea Tao, Alice Chanter)
FINALIST
Chinese American International School
San Francisco, CA
Wuzhen: the Venice of China

Showcase Version: TBA

Adam Ross
Digital Chinese Initiatives
9
Sabrina Sun,
Carlos Ramirez
Alice Fong Yu Elementary
San Francisco, CA
Searching for China

 


Lori Chao
Mandarin Chinese
10
 Christina Au
‘Iolani School
Honolulu, HI
 Travel Bucket List: China
Ngan Ta
Chinese & Psychology
11
Kristin Chang,
Jacob Seto,
Katherine Kan
‘Iolani School
Honolulu, HI
Discovering Our China
Ngan Ta
Chinese & Psychology
12
Ashten Akemoto,
Winston Co,
Zachary Adams
‘Iolani School
Honolulu, HI
China the Rad Trip You’ll Never Forget
Ngan Ta
Chinese & Psychology