Get Inspired! Winners of the 2014 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest, "Imagining a Better Future"

Feb 4, 2015

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2014 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition.

The essay question was: What would you like to see happen during this century to make the world a better place?

And the winners are:

HIGH SCHOOL

Joint First Prize Why Korean Unification Is Not a Selfish Wish Eunice Yoona Lee, age 17, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, South KoreaImagining a Better Future: Trust in Our Protectors Angela Yoon, age 16, Seoul International School, South Korea

Second PrizePeace Cadel Watson, age 16, Castlemaine Secondary College, Australia

Third PrizeHopes for the Next Century: Religious Tolerance Kavya Deshpande, age 15, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

Honorable MentionThe Inconspicuous yet Vital Challenge of the 21st Century Liam Dalton, Rye Country Day School, USA Imagining a Better Future: Sustainable Energy Around the World Twelfth-grade students Ahmed Mohamed Qaalib, Mustafe Mohamed Ibrahim, Hamze Faisal Abdi, and Ubah Abdi Ali, and teacher Sarah Brinn Smith, Abaarso School of Science and Technology, Somaliland, Somalia

UNDERGRADUATE

Joint Second prizeWhat's Needed Is the Emergence of a New Mind-Set Ademola Adekunbi, age 19, law student, the University of Ilorin, Nigeria "Acta Non Verba"(Deeds Not Words) Joshua M. Asaro, age 22, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, USA

Honorable Mention It's Time to Dethrone the GDP Bochen Han, second-year undergraduate, Duke University, USA

The winners receive Amazon gift certificates and a copy of Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay. The quality was high and we enjoyed reading them!

You can read all the essays on Carnegie Council's social media site, Global Ethics Network. They are posted here. In total we received 173 entries from 38 countries.

Here is the country list in alphabetical order:

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

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