Distant but Connected
New Skills and Hobbies
Who Inspires You?


Overall Winner

Ana Ferariu, "Catch waves or do your homework"
Catch waves or do your homework
Remote learning gave me the opportunity to live in Tenerife, Spain, for 2 months and that's where I discovered my passion for surf and all the feelings and emotions that came with it. On the days I wasn't doing my homework, I was catching waves. Can't wait to do it again!
- Ana Ferariu



Please feel free to click on the photos of the winners in each category to hear more about their submissions.

New Skills and Hobbies: Winners

I'm turning into my Grandma

1st Place - Sophie Rizzo

Art got me through grad school

2nd Place - Kevelis Matthews-Alvarado

Grow through what you go through

3rd Place (tie) - Scott Heffelfinger

Keeping my balance and rolling along

3rd Place (tie) - Jane Le

New Skills and Hobbies: Submissions

Distant but Connected: Winners

Feel apart but close at heart

1st Place - Meghdad Razizadeh

Eyes express what masked smiles cannot

2nd Place - Holly Rubloff

Unseen roots provide light for growth

3rd Place - Elia Palmese

Distant but Connected: Submissions

Who Inspires You?: Winners

Scientists whose endeavors enable family reunion

1st Place - Sajedeh Yazdanparast

Bigger the obstacle, higher I rise

2nd Place - Praneetha Pulyala

Plants inspire my healing and growth

3rd Place - Laura DeFelice

Who Inspires You?: Submissions