2016 World Citizen Essay Contest

CLICK HERE to view the winners give a summary of their essays at our World Citizen Awards Ceremony!

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Grades 3-5

Sydney Whipple, McDonald Elementary School, Death by Water in Bangladesh

Bergen Brown, Bryant Elementary School, Water is Life, but Sanitation is Dignity

Delphine Way, The Lake and Park School, When We Need Water

Kay Evans, Somerset Elementary, A Biological Solution for Clean Water and Abundant Fuels

Brenna Koester, Bryant Elementary School, Unless Someone Like You

Grades 6-8

Maya Sharma, Eastside Preparatory School, Strategies and Solutions to Solve the Global Water Crisis

Ronit Jain, Odle Middle School, Water-Related Disasters; Nature’s Ultimate Test of Community Resiliency

Amelia Hanley, Hamilton International Middle School, Making Invisible Water Visible

Alexander Karulin, International Community School, A Three-Step Solution to Dead Zones

Rose Hunskor, Assumption St. Bridget, Gender Inequality and the World Water Crisis

Grades 9-12

Matthew Tran, Glacier Peak High School, Modernizing and Providing the Toilet; Achieving Global Health One Flush at a Time

Sara Major, Glacier Peak High School, Saving Lives with SODIS

Shannon Hong, Skyview Junior High School, The Future of Water and Women

Rachel Eaton, University Prep, Water for Women

Aisling Doyle Wade, Roosevelt High School, Water: The People’s Resource