Students may apply to be delegates for The World Food Prize symposium

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Your high school’s students can serve as Kentucky’s delegates for The World Food Prize’s international symposium as part of the Global Youth Institute. Up to two student delegates will be selected to represent the Commonwealth at the institute, scheduled for Oct. 13-15 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kentucky’s delegates will join more than 400 other outstanding high school students and teachers from across the United States and around the world for an exciting three-day program. They will have the opportunity to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize laureates, and the more than 1,000 global leaders from 75 countries attending the symposium.

To participate, students research a global issue – such as food security factors and developing nations – and write a five-page paper under the supervision of a teacher mentor. Each high school must register their student delegate nominee(s) and submit each student’s research paper online by Aug. 1. Ninth- through 12th-grade students are eligible to apply.

All submitted registrations and research papers will be evaluated by a committee of experts and invitations to attend the Global Youth Institute as a student delegate representing Kentucky will be emailed by Aug. 15. For more information, go to The World Food Prize webpage here.

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