424431_203751629748746_1457673544_nNatia Sirdadze ‘08 (Georgia) and Olga Fisakova ‘09 (Russia) took first place in the photo and video categories and received iPad2.  The winning photo features FLEX alumni releasing into the air a paper lantern in memory of the 9/11 tragedy, one decade later.  The first place video highlights the I Volunteer FLEX Grants project, which involved orphans in a community service initiative for a St. Petersburg nursing home.  Second place winners included the photo entitled Cancer Center by Yrys Abdieva ‘12 (Kyrgyzstan) and the video We Can Change the World by Asylgul Kenzhebaeva ‘11 (Kyrgyzstan); third place winners Making Children Smile by Nicu Gaibu ‘12 (Molodva); honorable mention Dashoguz Children Learn New Things with Alisa Ilyasova (Turkmenistan) by Aknur Saparova ‘12 (Turkmenistan), the photo Victory Day by Alexey Philippov ‘11 (Russia);  and alumni choice award and the video We Can Make It Happen by Asylgul Kenzhebaeva ‘11 (Kyrgyzstan).  These winners were selected from 190 submissions.

See all of the winning photos and videos at http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1411766809.