Winners of the 2010 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, "Making a Difference"

Feb 9, 2011

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the results of its 2010 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition, "Making a Difference."

The essay question was:How would you improve your school so that it prepares future leaders to protect the planet?

And the winners are....HIGH SCHOOL First Prize, Jacqueline Dufalla, the Ellis School, PA, USA To read her essay, click herePOST SECONDARY SCHOOL First Prize: Phaedra Jaggernauth, University of Trinidad and Tobago To read her essay, click hereSecond Prize: Lisa Blake, McGill University, Montreal, Canada To read her essay, click here TEACHERS First Prize: Anthony Itodo Samuel, Marymount College, Agbor, Nigeria To read his essay, click here Second Prize: Teacher and student team - Jacob Park, associate professor of business strategy and sustainability, and Ashley Staron, class of 2011, Green Mountain College, Vermont, USA To read their essay, click hereThe winners will receive Amazon gift certificates and a copy of Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay. Our Carnegie Council judges found them all very inspiring! The majority of entries came from the United States, but in total we received 56 entries from 17 countries (plus some foreign nationals living in the U.S.). The youngest contestant was 14 years old.Here is the country list in alphabetical order:

Bulgaria, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, India, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, U.S.A., Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

This contest was part of the Council's second annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH, which kicked off a year of events and resources on sustainability. Generous funding of Carnegie Council's 2010-2011 sustainability programming has been provided by Hewlett-Packard and by Booz & Company.

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