Eight seniors presented at this year’s Global Scholars Symposium, a record number for the program that formed in the 2019-2020 school year.
Diving deep into topics as diverse as Journalism in the Middle East
and the Influence of Cultural Perspectives on Shark Conservation in Fiji and Papua New Guinea
, the students presented the findings of their 25-page capstone theses.
“Becoming a global citizen begins with a curiosity about the global forces that connect us and a drive to make impactful contributions to this borderless world. Chatham Hall’s Global Scholars recognize and understand the interrelated and interdependent relationship world citizens share with each other and its environment,” said Mr. John Kingery, History Department chair and co-director of the Global Scholars Program with Ms. Christa Anderson.
“The work they put in, from interviewing professionals to international field work, provides them with the necessary tools to engage and appreciate the world we share from a variety of perspectives. The range of interests and passion our scholars display inspires me greatly, and Ms. Anderson and I are extremely proud of what they have and will accomplish.”
Designed to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in globally minded pursuits, the Chatham Hall Global Scholars Program is open to students in grades 10-12. To be admitted to the program, students must submit a 500-word essay outlining their interest in becoming a Global Scholar, including personal experiences (or lack thereof) which have sparked their desire to become global citizens.
Once accepted, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA for the entirety of their program participation; complete four years of study of a world language; complete at least 5.5 credits of courses determined to have a global component; actively participate in an internationally-focused club for at least two years with one year in a leadership role; participate in community service linked to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; and complete a 25-page capstone thesis, as well as present it to the public in a symposium in the spring of their senior year.
“I am incredibly proud of the scholars in this year’s program,” said Anderson. “Their remarkable dedication and unwavering commitment to their independent study has truly showcased their ability to tackle complex challenges with determination. They have not only demonstrated their intellectual prowess, but also their passion for learning. This is an exceptional group of students.”
Congratulations to this year’s Global Scholars!
2022-2023 Senior Global Scholars
Bianca Garcia: The Impact of Immigration on Latinx Migrant Communities
Marisol Helms: Influence of Cultural Perspectives on Shark Conservation in Fiji and Papua New Guinea
Sophie Leak: Journalism in the Middle East
Eva Melendrez: A Brief History of Family, Immigration, and Feminism
Riquel Owusu: Disempowerment of Women in STEM
Liliana Stinson: An Examination of American Imperialism
Carolyn Whatley: How Tourism Affects the Sustainability of St. Croix
Taylor Xu: Modern Art in Decolonization