CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle’s Adonis Williams wins Changemaker Challenge

West Seattle High School junior Adonis Williams, an activist for much of his young life, has won a national award from Students Rebuild, in the “Changemaker Challenge.” From the announcement:

As the Challenge closes on June 4th — the culmination of a nine-month process that brought together students from 55 countries and all 50 states — Students Rebuild has selected six changemakers to honor for their community-change efforts, including Adonis. Each award recipient will receive $1,000 to further their efforts.

Adonis Williams is a high school junior, artist and activist. At the age of 12, Adonis was one of eight young people who, in partnership with Our Children’s Trust, sued the Washington State Department of Ecology for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the effect of climate change. Since then, he has remained deeply involved in environmental activist work across various organizations in the Puget Sound region, including Greenpeace, Seattle Tilth, and Plant for the Planet.

Adonis dearly appreciates the world’s life support systems and the ecology of the natural world around him — and takes every chance he gets to appreciate the beauty of mother earth, which fuels his activism.

(Students Rebuild, which provided the photo, is part of the Bezos Family Foundation.) The Changemaker Challenge awards for middle- and high-school students, including Adonis, will be presented in an online ceremony at 11 am Friday; you can watch by RSVPing here.

8 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle's Adonis Williams wins Changemaker Challenge"

  • mok4315 June 2, 2021 (3:06 pm)

    Congrats Adonis! 

  • sam-c June 2, 2021 (4:38 pm)

    So awesome- Congrats on the recognition and award for all your hard work !!  

  • john June 2, 2021 (8:21 pm)

    What an impressive young man!!   Congratulations!

  • bolo June 2, 2021 (8:34 pm)

    Most Excellent! Congradulations and thank you for your consideration of our childrens childrens childrens childrens childrens childrens childrens childrens childrens childrens childrens children.

  • WS98 June 2, 2021 (9:26 pm)

    Well done Adonis, you’re a fantastic role model! It warms my heart to see our local youth carry the torch to protect our planet Earth! 

  • CJ June 2, 2021 (11:24 pm)

    What great recognition!! Congratulations and thank you for all you do!!

  • Michele June 3, 2021 (6:36 am)

    Congrats Adonis and looking forward to watching you continue to lead in many areas as you move through life!

  • HS June 3, 2021 (8:08 am)


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