2018 World Citizen Essay Contest
The 2018 World Citizen Essay Contest challenged students to engage with the U.N. Sustainable Development goals, and find ways to address one of the goals in a sustainable manner.
You have recently received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to “take action” toward achieving ONE of the 17 Global Goals (SDGs). In 1,000 words or less, explain why you chose this goal, what region (local or global context) of the world you would work to address it (and why), and what steps or actions you would take to make it sustainable.
On May 10th winning students were celebrated at a public awards ceremony with keynote speaker Dennis Macray, COO of Theo Chocolate, and moderator Carol Welch, Director of Strategy, Planning and Management at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The winning essays are below:
|Grades 3-5||Grades 6-8||Grades 9-12|
|First Place||Anish Sharma, Bellevue Children’s Academy||Maxwell Soh, International Community School||Silas Batiste, South Whidbey High School|
|Second Place||Theodore Lufkin, McDonald International School,||Ayden Duchovnay, Seattle Girls' School,||Eden Iazeolla, Glacier Peak High School,|
|Third Place||Mojo Woodman, McDonald International School,||Forest Berg, Washington Middle School||David Trey Evans, Glacier Peak High School|