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: Laila Kunaish | Ambassador Class: 2011 | Grade: 7
Laila's Reflection investigates how the media in the US stereotypes Muslims in a negative light. Laila writes about her own experiences as a Muslim-American and her hopes for a more accurate media portrayal of her culture and religion.
Student Ambassador: Yoni Kalin | Ambassador Class: 2011 | Grade: 11
In Yoni's Reflection he explores religion, faith, and identity in one of the world's holiest religious centers.  Follow his journey as he encounters the power of faith in peoples' lives, and the challenges of religious tolerance in Israel.
Student Ambassador: Ruth Bekele | Ambassador Class: 2011 | Grade: 8
Follow Ruth's journey to America in her Reflection which focuses on the complications of retaining culture and personal identity as a global immigrant. She also highlights the importance of global migration by discussing the diversity and richness that is added though new music, foods, art, and language. 
Student Ambassador: Alyia Hicks | Ambassador Class: 2011 | Grade: 9
Alyia's Reflection explores the power of Rap music and it's affect on youth, society, and even politics. She discusses how Rap has brightened her life in a way that's empowering and motivational. She provokes the reader to not only listen to the beats but also to hear the messages.
Student Ambassador: Andre Sanabia | Ambassador Class: 2011 | Grade: 10
Andre's Reflection on race relations, kindness, and a small separated island will lead the discussion on the relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Student Ambassador: Ellie Olsen | Ambassador Class: 2010 | Grade: 10
Ellie tells a story of injustice as well as one of the loyalty and obligation of two brothers, both Uighurs, who were detained at Guantánamo Bay. She exposes the controversy surrounding the closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility and the challenge of resettling inmates.
Student Ambassador: Chinyere Ukaegbu | Ambassador Class: 2010 | Grade: 11
Chinyere writes about her struggle with her Nigerian culture and heritage. With vivid imagery, Chinyere takes the reader on a journey through Nigeria and discoverers an appreciation for understanding world cultures.
Student Ambassador: Lucas Lytel | Ambassador Class: 2010 | Grade: 7
Lucas writes his Reflection about his younger brother's struggle with autism. He reveals the impact that autism has on his family and shares the reality that many people living with autism encounter daily. This account of a brother's love and support draws attention to the fastest growing developmental disability, autism.
Student Ambassador: Ebenezer Arhu | Ambassador Class: 2010 | Grade: 10
Ebenezer writes about traveling to Ghana, his parents' homeland. He shares with us the colonial history of this African nation and the resilience of the Ghanaian people, a history not well known to most American students. His personal introspection while discovering his roots is a powerful lesson for all, helping us to answer the lifelong question of "Who Am I?"
Student Ambassador: Lukas Canan | Ambassador Class: 2010 | Grade: 10
Lukas writes about his experience living in the only Buddhist Kingdom in the world, Bhutan. He reflects on the intersection of traditional culture and modern globalization and the challenges that arise in a country that seeks both. Lukas introduces us to an alternative measure of progress found only in this tiny Asian nation, Gross National Happiness.