2016 World Citizen Essay Contest
May 5th, 2016
In the 2015-2016 school year, the World Affairs Council partnered with Water1st International; our prompt asked students to think critically and be engaged as global citizens by addressing one of the most critical issues of our time: The worldwide water crisis.
Congratulations to our 17th Annual World Citizen Essay Contest winners!
The student winners were celebrated at a public awards ceremony on May 5th, with keynote speaker and former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Jeff Raikes, and featuring the founder of Water1st International Marla Smith-Nilson.
CLICK HERE to watch Jeff Raikes’ keynote at our Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
CLICK HERE to watch the Q & A with Jeff Raikes and Marla Smith-Nilson
Read the winning essays:
Matthew Tran, Modernizing and Providing the Toilet: Achieving Global Health One Flush at a Time
Maya Sharma, Strategies and Solutions to Solve the Global Water Crisis
Sydney Whipple, Death by Water in Bangladesh