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IB CANDIDATES IN THE NEWS
CANDIDATE EARNS FIRST PRIZE IN GLCC CHINESE SPEECH COMPETITION!
Christopher Santy (gr 11), WL Western HS IB Candidate earned the first prize in the GLCC Chinese Speech and Talent video competition in the High School Advanced group for Speech. The Great Lakes Chinese Consortium (GLCC) sought submissions for students in grades 6-12 for the 2020 Chinese Speech and Talent Video Competition from the Great Lakes region. Chinese language students in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Western New York and Wisconsin were encouraged to enter the competition in one of the following categories: 1) non-heritage learners; 2) immersion school learners; and (3) heritage learners. Students submitted a video of a speech entirely in Chinese and/or of a performance demonstrating ability in some aspect of Chinese culture.
CANDIDATES EARN HONORS DURING HISTORIC MUN SHOWING
Christian Zachariah (gr 12) and Lauren Prestage (gr 11), WL Western HS IB Candidates earned significant awards at the virtual Canadian-American Security Councils Conference (CASC) on December 4 and 5. The WLW Model UN club, founded by the inaugural WLW IB Diploma Cohort, is led by IB Global Politics teacher, Brian Blackney. WLW had 23 student-delegates participated in the conference which had, in total, 300 student-delegates from 20 schools took part during the two day virtual conference. Student-delegates debated and attempted to resolve some very important and difficult real world global issues, similar to the United Nations in New York. Topics included combating global terrorism, air and water quality, and freedom of the press.
WLW students awarded include:
Jonathan Holland, senior
Branden Lucas, senior
Lauren Prestage, junior, IB Diploma Candidate
Sophia Marcell, sophomore
Christian Zachariah, senior, IB Diploma Candidate
Blackney said, “I really appreciate the Model UN Board who helped all delegates prepare for the debates. I’m grateful for my student-delegates who took part in the conference, giving extra time and energy to making this the best WLW showing in the history of the CASC Conference."
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