Culture & Global Issues Reflection Contest Winners


153In January One World Education launched the 1st Culture & Global Issues Reflection Contest. Over 115 students from 22 Capital Region schools participated in the Contest. Students wrote about cultural topics including their ethnic origins and places they have visited, local issues like poverty, HIV/AIDS and global issues like immigration, war, social justice and environmental topics. The winning Reflections were honored at the Youth, Culture & Learning Celebration and will be developed into curriculum for educators and students over the next year.

Culture & Global Issues Reflection Contest Winners

First Place – 11th Grader Nicholas Eckenwiler of Wilson High School

Reflection Topic: The Many Cultures of Washington, DC

Second Place – 9th Grader Shaneka Speight of School Without Walls

Reflection Topic: Youth Violence in America

Third Place – 10th Grader Melissa Linsao of Wheaton High School

Reflection Topic: Visiting her Family in the Philippines