North Star High School Announces World Food Prize Scholarship and Essay Contest Winners

World Food Prize Scholarship and Essay Contest Winners

North Star High School is pleased to announce that today four students were awarded scholarships to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) for their participation in the Nebraska World Food Prize Youth Institute and Essay Contest.

This annual event included presentations by students, UNL faculty, the United Nations (UN) and representatives from the Malaika Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes global education for Nebraska Teachers and a co-sponsor with CASNR of the Nebraska event.

Six North Star students attended the event, four North Star students submitted essays and were awarded scholarships, and two North Star students were chosen, on the basis of their essay excellence to represent Nebraska at the World Food Prize Global Conference and Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa October 14-16, 2010.  

North Star Students:
1. Coton Hoferer (Grade 10)  Essay Topic: Dairy Deficiency in Brazil*

2. Deyon Livingston (Grade 10) Essay Topic: Using Hank Beachell's Golden Rice Flour to Increase Protein Consumption in Ghana.*

3. Casey King (Grade 12) Essay Topic: Comparing Family Farms in the Bahamas and Nebraska

4. Jase Stevens (Grade 11) Essay Topic: The Importance of Local, Organic Produce in Haiti

5. Elizabeth Martinez (Grade 12 Conference Participant

6. Natasha Madlock (Grade 10) Conference Participant

*Denotes Essay winner.

The essay winning students and their Teacher Mentor, Ms. Kimberly Rempel, Departmental Chair, Family Consumer Science will attend the World Food Prize Global Conference and Youth Institute in Des Moines October 14-16, 2010. As a result of their participation they are eligible for international travel and research in their chosen area of interest.