Breaking News: #DataViz Headline Challenge Week Three Finalists

This Spring, The New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going on in This Graph?” and the American Statistical Association teamed up for the This is Statistics 2022 Spring Contest. Students and educators have the opportunity to showcase their statistical literacy and journalism skills by submitting clear and compelling headlines for New York Times graphs in March’s four weekly challenges. 

Each week, students and educators have the opportunity to analyze a New York Times graph and submit their most compelling statistical headline. A panel of judges — American Statistical Association members and New York Times Learning Network advisors with expertise in data visualization — reviewed the submissions and ranked the top headlines of the week.  

Congratulations to our Week Three Finalists! 

High School & Middle School 

“Forced to flee: 2 weeks, 2.8 Million Ukrainian refugees. Where are they headed?” 

Sanjana J., The Village School, Houston, Texas 

  

“Ukrainian Refugees reaching record numbers, but where have they gone?” 

Tyler H., Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Sponsor: Heather Pessy 

  

“The Vast Increase in Ukrainian Refugees and Where They Fled” 

Tala A., International Academy East, Troy, Michigan 

  

“Where are most refugees from Ukraine fleeing to?” 

Sanjidah A., International Academy East, Troy, Michigan 

Sponsor: Ms. Emily Beski 

  

“HISTORIC: Record Numbers of Ukrainians Seek Refuge Across Eastern Europe” 

Winston L., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

  

“A million Ukrainian refuges in Poland and……100,000 in Russia? Where refuges go during a war.” 

Zhuri R., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“How does the refugee crisis Ukraine compare to others in history? And where are all these refugees going?” 

Inez A. W., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

  

“Effect of the Russian Invasion: A surge in refugee numbers” 

Harini D., International Academy East, Troy, Michigan 

  

“The War in Ukraine is intensifying, and the refugee crisis is growing bigger by the day. How Many Refugees are fleeing into your home country?” 

Christian J. N., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Ukraine setting refugee records? Poland overflowing? How the Ukraine crisis is affecting countries all across the world.” 

Ezra., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Ukrainian Refugees: Leaving Home for New Lands” 

Sadie B., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

  

“In almost 1 month a little less than 3 million people from Ukraine have fled, and about 2 million of them have gone to Poland.” 

Shelby S., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

  

“Millions on the move from Ukraine: Where are they all going?” 

Nishant V., Prospect Sierra Middle School, El Cerrito, California 

Sponsor: Beth Alsberg 

  

“Ukraine conflict creates refugee crisis as refugee count approaches historical one-year totals in just one month of conflict” 

Rosemary C., Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

  

“Ukraine now takes 2nd place worldwide for largest 1-year increase in refugees, & most seek asylum in Poland” 

Lucy Y., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

  

“Displacement Data: How Many Refugees Fled Ukraine, and Where Did They Go?” 

Mary Louisa L., School Without Walls, Washington, DC 

  

“A Flash Flood of War-Fleeing Ukrainian Refugees Hits Poland the Hardest” 

Brad Z., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

  

“Ukraine Source Of Second Largest Refugee Exodus In Years; Poland Receives Staggering Majority Of Refugees” 

Jonathan L., Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California 

Sponsor: Claudia Smith 

 

Undergraduate 

“Ukrainian Refugee Flows Poised to Break Records, With Most Headed to Poland” 

Zoe S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 

Sponsor: Jacob Smith 

  

“Is the war in Ukraine going to cause the largest movement of refugees ever seen?” 

Huchet J., Université Grenoble Alpes – BUT STID, Grenoble, France 

Sponsor: Lynn-Martinsons Nadine 

  

“Ukraine’s Devastating Refugee Crisis Marks an Untimely Record High in History” 

Vanessa O., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 

 

Finalists include the highest scoring 10% of submissions for each age group and all tied submissions at that same score. 

Thank you to all who participated in the third weekly challenge!  

Students, there is still time to compete in the fourth weekly challenge! The deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 30 at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT. Review this week’s featured graph and submit your headline here 

Teachers can participate, too! Click here to briefly tell us how you use the New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?” or the 2022 #DataViz Headline Challenge in your classroom. Your response may be featured online and you will be entered into a random drawing for a gift card. 

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