Class of 2017

Traci Espeland Alaska
Traci Espeland
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Alaska Public Media
  • South Anchorage High School
  • Anchorage, Alaska
Traci's Story
Amanda Walker Alabama
Amanda Walker
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Alabama Public Television
  • Bluff Park Elementary School
  • Northport, Alabama
Amanda's Story
Farrah  McEntire Arkansas
Farrah McEntire
PBS Digital Innovator
  • AETN
  • Star City High School
  • Star City, Arkansas
Farrah 's Story
Amber Akapnitis Arizona
Amber Akapnitis
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Arizona PBS
  • Phoenix Day School for the Deaf
  • Phoenix, Arizona
Amber's Story
Alejandro Picazo California
Alejandro Picazo
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KPBS
  • Rancho del Rey Middle School
  • San Diego, California
Alejandro's Story
Bretta Loeffler Colorado
Bretta Loeffler
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Hulstrom K-8
  • Thornton, Colorado
Bretta's Story
Furahi Achebe Connecticut
Furahi Achebe
PBS Digital Innovator
  • CPTV
  • Metropolitan Business Academy
  • New Haven, Connecticut
Furahi's Story
Carmen Jenkins-Frazier District of Columbia
Carmen Jenkins-Frazier
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WHUT
  • School Without Walls Francis-Stevens
  • Washington, District of Columbia
Carmen's Story
Katherine Mulrooney Delaware
Katherine Mulrooney
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WHYY
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Newark, Delaware
Katherine's Story
Paul Podraza Florida
Paul Podraza
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WUCF TV
  • Osceola School District - Special Programs
  • Kissimmee, Florida
Paul's Story
Lynn Early Georgia
Lynn Early
PBS Digital Innovator
  • GPB
  • Mimosa Elementary School
  • Roswell, Georgia
Lynn's Story
Leah Aiwohi Hawaii
Leah Aiwohi
PBS Digital Innovator
  • PBS Hawaii
  • Kauai High School
  • Kapaa, Hawaii
Leah's Story
Cathi Miller Iowa
Cathi Miller
PBS Digital Innovator
  • IPTV
  • Central Academy
  • Des Moines, Iowa
Cathi's Story
Paige Somoza Idaho
Paige Somoza
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Idaho Public Television
  • West Junior High School
  • Boise, Idaho
Paige's Story
Jamilia Leonard Illinois
Jamilia Leonard
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WTTW
  • National Teachers Academy
  • Chicago, Illinois
Jamilia's Story
Josephine McKay Indiana
Josephine McKay
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WFYI
  • Towne Meadow Elementary School
  • Carmel, Indiana
Josephine's Story
Elizabeth Burns Kansas
Elizabeth Burns
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KPTS
  • Slate Creek & South Breeze Elementary
  • Newton, Kansas
Elizabeth's Story
Ashley Judd Kentucky
Ashley Judd
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KET
  • Tyner Elementary
  • McKee, Kentucky
Ashley's Story
Desiree  Alexander Louisiana
Desiree Alexander
PBS Digital Innovator
  • LPB
  • Caddo Parish Public Schools
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
Desiree 's Story
Rich Lehrer Massachusetts
Rich Lehrer
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WGBH
  • Brookwood School
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts
Rich's Story
Tamala Stuckey Maryland
Tamala Stuckey
PBS Digital Innovator
  • MPT
  • Cool Spring Elementary School
  • Laurel, Maryland
Tamala's Story
Benjamin Brigham Maine
Benjamin Brigham
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Maine Public Television
  • Monmouth Middle School
  • Manchester, Maine
Benjamin's Story
Melissa Kempski Michigan
Melissa Kempski
PBS Digital Innovator
  • DPTV
  • Pine Tree Elementary School
  • Lake Orion, Michigan
Melissa's Story
Nathan Lund Minnesota
Nathan Lund
PBS Digital Innovator
  • LPTV
  • Minnewaska Area Schools
  • Glenwood, Minnesota
Nathan's Story
Andrea Woods Missouri
Andrea Woods
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Nine Network
  • Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls
  • Saint Louis, Missouri
Andrea's Story
Heather Montgomery Mississippi
Heather Montgomery
PBS Digital Innovator
  • MPB
  • Trent Lott Academy
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi
Heather's Story
Amy Leffler Montana
Amy Leffler
PBS Digital Innovator
  • MontanaPBS
  • Meadowlark Elementary
  • Billings, Montana
Amy's Story
Sebastian Byers North Carolina
Sebastian Byers
PBS Digital Innovator
  • PBS Charlotte
  • The John Crosland School
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Sebastian's Story
Johanna Ibarra North Dakota
Johanna Ibarra
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Prairie Public Broadcasting
  • Liberty Middle School
  • Fargo, North Dakota
Johanna's Story
Allison Pontious Nebraska
Allison Pontious
PBS Digital Innovator
  • NET
  • Oak Elementary School
  • Elkhorn, Nebraska
Allison's Story
Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne New Hampshire
Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne
PBS Digital Innovator
  • NHPTV
  • ConVal Regional High School
  • Peterborough, New Hampshire
Mary's Story
Sylwia Denko New Jersey
Sylwia Denko
PBS Digital Innovator
  • NJTV
  • Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Sylwia's Story
Rachel Thomas & Steven Lamb New Mexico
Rachel Thomas & Steven Lamb
PBS Digital Innovator
  • New Mexico PBS
  • Zuni Elementary School & North Star Elementary
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rachel Thomas & Steven Lamb's Story
Mike Lang II Nevada
Mike Lang II
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Vegas PBS
  • Laura Dearing Elementary School
  • North Las Vegas, Nevada
Mike's Story
Elisabeth Bostwick New York
Elisabeth Bostwick
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WSKG
  • Gardner Road Elementary School
  • Horseheads, New York
Elisabeth's Story
Amy Kochensparger Ohio
Amy Kochensparger
PBS Digital Innovator
  • ThinkTV
  • Eaton High School
  • Eaton, Ohio
Amy's Story
Jared Morgan Oklahoma
Jared Morgan
PBS Digital Innovator
  • OETA
  • Clyde Boyd Middle School
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jared's Story
Shawn Patrick Higgins Oregon
Shawn Patrick Higgins
PBS Digital Innovator
  • OPB
  • The SEI Academy
  • Portland, Oregon
Shawn Patrick's Story
Steve Hartnett Pennsylvania
Steve Hartnett
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WQED
  • Elizabeth Forward Middle School
  • North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Steve's Story
Jennifer Graham Rhode Island
Jennifer Graham
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Rhode Island PBS
  • East Providence School Department
  • Richmond, Rhode Island
Jennifer's Story
Ashley Fort South Carolina
Ashley Fort
PBS Digital Innovator
  • SCETV
  • Batesburg-Leesville Primary
  • Batesburg, South Carolina
Ashley's Story
Matt Christensen South Dakota
Matt Christensen
PBS Digital Innovator
  • SDPB
  • Brandon Valley High School
  • Brandon, South Dakota
Matt's Story
Justin Barton Tennessee
Justin Barton
PBS Digital Innovator
  • East Tennessee PBS
  • Volunteer High School
  • Bristol, Tennessee
Justin's Story
Krissy Venosdale Texas
Krissy Venosdale
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Houston Public Media
  • The Kinkaid School
  • Missouri City, Texas
Krissy's Story
Sara Layton Utah
Sara Layton
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KUED
  • Mountain Heights Academy
  • Santa Clara, Utah
Sara's Story
Joe Beasley Virginia
Joe Beasley
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WCVE/WHTJ
  • Goochland Elementary School
  • Henrico, Virginia
Joe's Story
Sharon Davison Vermont
Sharon Davison
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Vermont PBS
  • Allen Brooke School
  • South Hero, Vermont
Sharon's Story
Melissa Wrenchey Washington
Melissa Wrenchey
PBS Digital Innovator
  • KCTS
  • Nikola Tesla STEM High School
  • Kirkland, Washington
Melissa's Story
David Olson Wisconsin
David Olson
PBS Digital Innovator
  • WPT
  • James Madison Memorial High School
  • Madison, Wisconsin
David's Story
Sandra Wiseman West Virginia
Sandra Wiseman
PBS Digital Innovator
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting
  • Woodsdale Elementary
  • Glen Dale, West Virginia
Sandra's Story
Abigail Hurley Wyoming
Abigail Hurley
PBS Digital Innovator
  • Wyoming PBS
  • Sagebrush Elementary
  • Sheridan, Wyoming
Abigail's Story

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