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: Shannon MacKenzie | Ambassador Class: 2013 | Grade: 10
Shannon's Reflection discusses corporate pollution and the problems caused by careless companies. She explores what our government can do to prevent them from having a costly toxic impact on the environment.
Student Ambassador: Julia Di | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 10
Julia's Reflection examines Chinese immigration in the context of her own Chinese-American identity struggle. She discusses the benefits and challenges of claiming two cultures; trying to retain her Chinese heritage while establishing herself as a first-generation American. 
Student Ambassador: Brandon Snow | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 6
Do you use Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites? Brandon's Reflection talks about how these sites have gained a huge audience which can have both positive and negative consequences, especially for young people. He gives safety tips, allowing you to be plugged in, without becoming vulnerable online.
Student Ambassador: 12th Grade Student | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 12
Ashley, a teen parent, discusses the challenges-physical, emotional, and financial-of having a child at a young age. She talks openly about the issue in light of her own experiences, and posits some constructive ideas on how to help reduce the negative impact of teen pregnancy.
Student Ambassador: Vaughn Jones | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 7
Vaughn explores the worldwide problem of child labor in his Reflection. He discusses how this practice negatively affects countries' economic and educational growth. He explains what some organizations and companies are doing to prevent child exploitation and help these kids have a brighter future.
Student Ambassador: Ellen DeCesare | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 8
In her Reflection, Ellen discusses the impact of media's objectification of women on girls' body image. She explains that the images that bombard us on a daily basis set up an unrealistic standard of beauty and should instead be focusing on helping girls feel good about themselves physically, mentally and emotionally.
Student Ambassador: Jorge Garcia | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 7
Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cuba in Jorge's Reflection which explores his travels filled with family and fun. He discusses American perceptions of Cuba and contrasts these views with his own personal experiences and feelings.
Student Ambassador: Je'Von Russell | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 9
In his Reflection, Je'Von explores violence amongst urban youth. He examines the negative impact of gangs and guns, and discusses ways for teens and their communities to strive for a more peaceful and positive future.  
Student Ambassador: Porchia Ifill | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 9
Porchia's Reflection discusses the dropout epidemic in the US and her personal challenges with school. She examines strategies for school success and encourages students who are struggling to seek support to avoid dropping out.
Student Ambassador: Matt Kaufax | Ambassador Class: 2012 | Grade: 11
In his One World Reflection, Matt writes about his experience with adopted shelter animals. He also discusses different types of animal cruelty including their reasons and consequences. Matt emphasizes the seriousness of this issue and encourages others to take action to stop it.