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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nigerian Teacher wins the 2010 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest


Anthony Itodo Samuel

Nigerian Teacher wins the 2010 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest

Nigerian mathematics teacher Anthony Itodo Samuel has won the first prize for teachers in 2010 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition, "Making a Difference."

The essay question was:

How would you improve your school so that it prepares future leaders to protect the planet?


Mr. Samuel is teaching at MaryMount College II, in Agbor, Nigeria for a year as part of the National Youth Service Corps.

His hobbies include reading detective novels, watching detective movies, and writing (poetry, essays and short stories). As a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI), he strongly believes that "service to humanity is the best work of life."


The following is the complete list of the winners.

HIGH SCHOOL

First Prize, Jacqueline Dufalla, the Ellis School, PA, USA
To read her essay, click here

POST SECONDARY SCHOOL
First Prize: Phaedra Jaggernauth, University of Trinidad and Tobago
To read her essay, click here

Second Prize: Lisa Blake, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
To read her essay, click here

TEACHERS
First Prize: Anthony Itodo Samuel, Marymount College, Agbor, Nigeria
To read his essay, click here

Second Prize: Teacher and student team - Jacob Park, associate professor of business strategy and sustainability, and Ashley Staron, class of 2011, Green Mountain College, Vermont, USA
To read their essay, click here

The winners will receive Amazon gift certificates and a copy of Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay. Our Carnegie Council judges found them all very inspiring! The majority of entries came from the United States, but in total we received 56 entries from 17 countries (plus some foreign nationals living in the U.S.). The youngest contestant was 14 years old.

Here is the country list in alphabetical order:
Bulgaria, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, India, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, U.S.A., Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

This contest was part of the Council's second annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH, which kicked off a year of events and resources on sustainability. Generous funding of the Carnegie Council's 2010-2011 sustainability programming has been provided by Hewlett-Packard and by Booz & Company.