March 3, 2018 - Middle School March 17, 2018 - High School
2018 MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNING TEAMS
1ST PLACE WINNER - HUSTROM - WWW.2018 Water Quality: Demonstrated importance of water quality and availability in remote parts of the world.
2nd place winner - LOUISVILLE - CHIPS & gWAC Solving Gender Inequality: A proposal to reduce the gender gap in schools.
3rd place Winner - Mackintosh Academy - MACKAPONICS: THE HUNGER GROUP The students have determined that aquaponics is a viable solution to the hunger issue in Puerto Rico.
2018 HIGH SCHOOL WINNING TEAMS
1st place winner: THE pembroke hill SCHOOL - TEAM zola - The Future is Fern This week on "Shark Tank", a group of enthusiastic entrepreneurs will present their plan to establish nucleus farms in Kenya and Thailand that farm the Azolla fern, and then transform the crop into a biofertilizer that will help restore depleted soils and mitigate the effects of climate change
2nd place winner - THE pembroke hill SCHOOL - TEAM THE MATCHMAKERS: Love for the Future: The Search for Sustainable Solutions and Relationships. Since first airing in 2002, ABC’s “The Bachelor” has captured the attention of millions with each passing season, as audiences are captivated by larger than life on-screen personalities, all vying for the attention of the infamous “one”. However, after receiving historically low ratings and a dismal IMDb score of 3.1/10, the producers of the show, in a lastditch effort to broaden their viewer base and boost ratings, have partnered with the Discovery Channel to revolutionize the Reality TV industry with an exclusive new program. ABC presents “Love for the Future”, where contestants can express their love for sustainability, and for once prove they’re capable of thinking about something other than their outfit for the rose ceremony.
3RD PLACE WINNER - Cherokee Trail High SchooL - TEAM NAME WAC CATS # 1 - Energy Ain’t No Game The presentation’s theme is based on Jumanji in which each level is focused on a different form of energy in a unique region. As we progress through the game, a particular energy must be utilized as a means of “solving” each issue. The highest level is considered the most effective form of energy
I enjoyed the event and whole experience more than anything in my educational career. 2017 WAC Student Participant
"It is rare that students are asked to look at a real world problem and come up with their own solution. The World Affairs Challenge helps students realize that we live in a global community." Chris Elnicki, Middle school Teacher
"After this year’s competition a few of us decided to keep speaking out in the world. We now participate in bulletin boards on the NY Times and other web sites. We’ve found that as long as one is well informed, people will listen." Sam B., Middle school student, WAC Participant
"I relish the opportunity to interact with the bright and talented young people who participate in the Challenge. It recharges my optimism and hopes for greater international harmony." R.G. Wohlgenant, Attorney, World Affairs Challenge Judge
World Affairs Challenge
Resource site for the World Affairs Challenge program. Operated by the Center for Teaching International Relations, Denver, CO, USA.
The Center for Teaching International Relations 1031 33rd Street, Suite 174 Denver, Colorado 80205