WINNERS: 2014 Young Lungs at Work Art Competition

You really showed us your best, Georgia schools!  This year, the art competition had more than 1500 entries from schools across the state. That’s our biggest participation ever! We loved seeing so many students getting creative for clean air.

And now…the winners:

Elementary School Winners

First place: Ching-Tai Chang, 5th grade
Berkeley Lake Elementary School (Gwinnett County Schools, Duluth, Ga.)
Title: What we could DO!


Second place: Cuinn O’Brien, 2nd grade
Yargo Elementary School (Barrow County Schools, Winder, Ga.)
Title: Power in numbers


Third place: Cathy Nguyen, 5th grade
Mason Elementary School (Gwinnett County Schools, Duluth, Ga.)
Title: Clean Air Hero


Honorable Mention: Madison Ligozio, 5th grade
Kemp Elementary School (Cobb County Schools, Powder Springs, Ga.)
Title: Be Green!


Honorable Mention: Shelby Laine, 3rd grade
Brookwood Elementary School (Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, Ga.)
Title: Saving the Monarchs


Honorable Mention: Brayden Derijke, 1st grade
Springdale Park Elementary School (Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Pollution

Middle School Winners

First place: Emma Vines, 6th grade; Alice Yaeger, 6th grade; Nicole Divinitz, 6th grade
Rising Starr Middle School (Fayette County Schools, Fayetteville, Ga.)
Title: The Biking Dead


Second place: Hanah Feinstein, Ricardo Gomez, Ashley Grochau, Alexis Kibbe, Sierra Little,
and Danielle Moreno, 8th grade; Jacob Mounsour, 7th grade
Riverwatch Middle School (Forsyth County Schools, Suwanee, Ga.)
Title: Clean Air Superhero


Third place: Thomas Foodman, 7th grade
Brandon Hall School (a private school in Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Don’t Idle Song


Honorable Mention: Sonia Maldonado Guzman, Maritza Lizbeth Rivera, Maria Arreola,
and Brenda Santana, 8th grade
Ridgeview Charter School (Fulton County Schools, Sandy Springs, Ga.)
Title: Rounding Up Clean Air


Honorable Mention: Harrison Gerber, 7th grade; Julian Finch, 8th grade; Thomas
Foodman, 7th grade
Brandon Hall School (a private school in Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Clean Air Song/Poem

High School Winners

First place: Alice Zhang, 10th grade
Walton High School (Cobb County Schools, Marietta, Ga.)
Title: Exhausted


Second place: Lianna Arah Kang, 12th grade
Northview High School (Fulton County Schools, Johns Creek, Ga.)
Title: Heroine Mother Nature


Third place: Sandy Oh, 11th grade
North Gwinnett High School (Gwinnett County Schools, Suwanee, Ga.)
Title: Clean Air Hero


Honorable Mention: Curry Reach and Claire Sammons, 12th grade
Brookwood High School (Gwinnett County Schools, Snellville, Ga.)
Title: Are you exhausted with your exhaust?

2013 Young Lungs at Work Art Competition

Last year’s art competition was an amazing success.  See winning entries here.

Past Contests

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Get There Green Winners!

First Place: Northview High School, Fulton County
See the winning submission here.

(Pictured: Jason Weinberger (teacher), Richard Wang, Timothy Cho (team leader), Carey Jang, Chanho Park, Andrew Gottlieb, Obai Alabyad, Whonhee Lee)

Second Place: South Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett County

(Pictured: Darius Smith, Lashan Coburn, Mathew Rouse, Maria Ogunlufi, Desiree Watkis, Teacher Leslie Bevans)   (Not pictured: Student Team Leader Marika Dundas)

Third Place: Marist School
Marist Student Team Leader: Felipe Gastaldi

CASE STUDY: Get There Green in Action with OnAir

Get There Green’s first-place winner, Northview High School, took to the web with this year’s action plan. Northview’s Get There Green team also took their efforts online. Using The Clean Air Campaign’s teen website, OnAir (, the students ran a school-wide competition to promote air-friendly transportation choices.

OnAir is an online space just for air-conscious Georgia teens. It features a student blog on air quality and environmental issues, plus an on-site tracking tool called AirCreds, which allows users to rack up points for air-friendly actions such as biking, carpooling, and taking public transit.

Using OnAir’s AirCreds tool, the Northview Get There Green students were able measure the results of their program. They also launched a school-wide AirCreds challenge, offering gift cards as prizes for the students who racked up the highest AirCreds totals in a month’s time. Their efforts generated school-wide participation and dramatically reduced the number of cars (and idling) on campus. The challenge resulted in 60 new OnAir profiles created and more than 500 air-saving actions accomplished, taking Northview to the top of the OnAir school leaderboard.

How could your high school get creative for clean air? Think you could improve on Northview’s ideas? Register for Get There Green today! Contact us at