Starting in 1987, USIP challenged students to think critically about global issues of conflict and peace through the National Peace Essay Contest (NPEC).
Institute of Peace (USIP) is committed to educating the next generation of peacebuilders about the U. role in preventing and resolving conflicts around the world, and about the important part that young people can play as engaged global citizens.
There were eighteen honorable mentions: Congratulations! We thank all students and teachers who took the time to research and become globally engaged citizens who care about diplomacy and development.
If you are not graduating this year, please consider submitting another essay for next year’s contest.
The American Foreign Service Association’s national high school essay contest completed its twenty-first year with nearly 700 submissions from 41 states and five countries.
Five blind rounds of judging produced this year’s winner, Wilson King, a senior from Shepaug Valley School in Washington, Connecticut.The junior division Global Peace Prize was won by Alan Zhou and Kyler Wang from Stoller Middle School in Oregon. In the senior division, the winner was a website created by Forest Hill Eastern High School students Claire Parish and Kyle Korte. Learn more about USIP and the Global Peace Prize, including articles written for the annual NHD Theme Book.Their documentary, “The Pig War: Confrontation, Escalation, Arbitration,” highlighted the important role that international arbitration played in resolving a territorial dispute between the U. They highlighted the evolution in the views of Senator Arthur Vandenberg from isolationism to multilateralism, and the policy consequences as he sought to promote and protect U. For 27 years, the National Peace Essay Contest promoted serious discussion among high school students, teachers, and national leaders about international peace and conflict resolution today and in the future.The new prompt will be published in September 2019.AFSA collects your information for this contest and for AFSA partners.If you still don’t know what to do next, take a look at this step-by-step guide on how to write a cause and effect essay.And make sure you write a killer thesis statement for your essay!That’s why the following list of good topics will save you plenty of time: Physical education has a positive effect on elementary students.Analyze the processes that make older students less interested in PE. If you would like to help your child understand how causal relationships work, you can find some useful cause and effect worksheets here.Wilson will travel to Washington to meet with a member of the Department of State’s leadership, gain a full tuition to an educational voyage with Semester at Sea and be celebrated at a reception at United States Institute of Peace. He is a senior at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.Collin will be attending the international diplomacy program of the National Student Leadership Conference this summer.