After winning the school-wide competition at International Community School (ICS) for two poem readings, Clio Erignac (grade 10) went on to place in the top three at the Poetry Out Loud Northwest Washington Regional Finals on Thursday, February 11.
Worldly success – two International Community School students in top three of World Citizen Essay contest
Two students from International Community School took on the topic of gender equality in a recent essay contest. It paid off for both of them as Julia Lee and Santoshi Pisupati took home second and third place, respectively. The World Citizen Essay contest is hosted by the World Affairs Council. The organization advances global understanding and engagement throughout the Puget Sound region.
This year’s essay prompt was: Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is targeted by United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5. If you were hired by the United Nations to lead a project addressing gender equality by empowering women and girls, what would you do? Where would you work and why? Finally, what specific steps would you take to achieve your goal?
Sophomore Julia Lee’s topic was “Project Menstrual Poverty in the Developed World.” While freshman Santoshi Pisupati wrote about “The Unrecognized Backbone of Society.”