Student Writing

One World Education believes that students should write to be read, in addition to earning a grade. We select and publish around 1% of the exemplary writing from Student Ambassadors who completed the One World Program in order to model grade-level writing and to create a forum for peer-to-peer learning. Additionally, every student-authored essay is accompanied by a Reflection Experience, which is a series of content and reading comprehension assessments.

Student Ambassador: Jay Mathews | Ambassador Class: 2014 | Grade: 10
In this essay, Jay counters the popular assumption that video games have a negative impact on the "gamers" who play them.  By citing several pieces of research evidence, Jay presents a compelling argument  for why video games may not be as bad as many believe.
Student Ambassador: Jessica Li | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 12
Jessica tackles the subject of the pressure many teens feel to be academically ultra-competitive in an effort to have a bright future. She looks at the downside of focusing solely on scores and grades at the expense of pursuing personal interests and passions.
Student Ambassador: Charlie Nichols | Ambassador Class: 2014 | Grade: 6
Charlie makes a compelling argument for gay marriage, listing numerous reasons people oppose it and providing counterclaims for each one. He uses historical, current, and personal examples to support his rationale.
Student Ambassador: Damonne Nickens | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 10
Damonne discusses his experiences with youth crime from both sides of the issue. He goes over the many reasons kids may turn to crime and presents his case for potential solutions and a more promising future.
Student Ambassador: Jamaya Andrews | Ambassador Class: 2014 | Grade: 9
With an eye to the future, Jamaya explores the cost of not providing HIV education in schools. She discusses the continuing HIV/AIDS crisis and argues the benefits of providing HIV education to students.
Student Ambassador: Kenneth Cruz-Flores | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 8
Kenneth discusses the complex nature of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and how they affect our eating habits.  Are GMO's dangerous?  How prevalent are GMO's in agriculture?  Kenneth attempts to answer these questions and provides his recommendations on what Americans can do to stay healthy.
Student Ambassador: Sacha Petricic-Tinto | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 7
Sacha explores the history of car pollution.  He considers the effects of pollution on people and the planet.  Sacha also discusses how some automakers are making more environmentally-friendly cars and what people can do to reduce carbon emissions.
Student Ambassador: Jasmine Allen | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 8
Jasmine shares her passion for gymnastics while examining the extremely negative aspect of performance enhancing drug abuse among professional athletes.  She discusses the importance of sport stars maintaining a drug-free lifestyle in order to provide good role models for the next generation of aspiring athletes. 
Student Ambassador: Kyon Muldrow | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 10
Does money buy happiness? Kyon explores this age-old question in her Reflection. She provides evidence from sociology and economic studies and discusses the findings. Kyon also elaborates on her own opinions and experiences to shed light on this topic.
Student Ambassador: Alex Leonard | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 6
The title of Alex's Reflection says it all! He discusses the controversy surrounding violent video games in light of recent events while giving advice on how parents and kids can enjoy video games responsibly.