Students Get Creative to Celebrate International Education Week
|11/30/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
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William Woods University’s annual flag-making and essay contest gives students the opportunity to learn about a different country and get creative during International Education Week.
Each student is given the name of a country currently represented in WWU’s student body and instructed to make a replica of that country’s flag and write an essay about the country.
Kaitlyn Wideman, a freshman from Russellville, Mo., was awarded first place and a $25 Wal-Mart gift card for her Taiwanese flag and essay.
Ilissa Facchini, a junior physical education major from Tulare, Calif., was awarded second place and a t-shirt from the WWU Logo Store for her Brazilian flag and essay.
Jennifer Boudreau, a junior elementary education major from Jefferson City, Mo., received third place and a pair of movie passes for her essay and replica of New Zealand’s flag.
Students receiving honorable mentions were Lauren Lopes, a junior sports management major from Lompoc, Calif., who did Ireland, and Rebecca Campbell, a sophomore management information systems major from Mountainair, N.M., who did Israel.
“The flag contest is an activity intended to bring attention to International Education Week,” Tara Deierling, WWU registrar, explained. “We hope that in doing the project, students learn more about their assigned country and enjoy coming up with a creative way to replicate the country’s flag.”