Organization – USY
School – College of the Canyons
Graduation Year – 2021
Why are you excited to judge a pro-Israel meme competition?
I am very excited to be a part of the pro-Israel meme competition because I’ve been attached to Israel my entire life. My father was born there and lived there until age 26, so, I visit once every two years to see my favorite cousins and family. Israel has been apart of my entirety, the culture, language, and complexities of the country have been in my roots ever since I was born. I’m really excited to judge for this competition because I have witnessed Israel on many occasions and my love for the country only grows stronger with each visit. Being a judge on this will allow me to enjoy Israel-the country I always wish to be in-in a comedic/nostalgic way.
Why did you want to be a judge in this competition?
After the opportunity was presented, I thought this would be a fun and inventive way to educate and shed Israel in a positive light through meme culture. So many of our Far West members love memes as well as Israel, and bringing this back to my region would be my pleasure. Not only would this make controversial topics and conversation easier to teach/display, but I feel that Far West would really enjoy this format relative to a regular Israel Program. So many of our active members have a deep connection with Israel, a very specific goal of ours, and I feel that this competition would influence them to start talking about Israel in a lighter tone.
What are you looking to get out of being a judge for the pro-Israel meme competition?
I’m looking for a good laugh! As well as getting the conversation rolling. What’s so great about memes is that they spark conversation, even in the simplest of ways. I hope that as a judge, I will have the ability to bring some of these memes back to my region for a good laugh and discussion. I feel that I have a great sense of humor and am very outgoing, so I hope to be successful in my judging of the memes.