Date posted: January 28, 2015
As the Gülen Institute Youth Platform Committee, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Essay Contest 2015.
We appreciate all the hard work you have done to write your essays from all around the world. Over 1000 essays from 65 countries and 35 states were submitted for the contest. There are 30 winners from 12 different countries. The winners will be contacted about the details regarding their flight, hotel and other arrangements.
Gülen Institute Youth Platform Committee especially thanks the judges from University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas Southern University, Texas A&M University, San Jacinto College, North American University, Lamar University, Alvin Community College,Midwestern State University, Lone Star College, Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas-Pan American, Wharton County Junior College, and Houston Community College. We also thank Prof. Tom Gage, chair of this essay contest, for his time, effort, and leadership. Without his support, this event would not have been a success.
Thank you students again for your participation, dedication and efforts!
Gulen Institute Youth Platform Committee
GULEN INSTITUTE – YOUTH PLATFORM 2015 WINNERS
|1||Min Byung Chae||South Korea||2,000 USD + 3-day excursion|
|2||Kuangning Ge||Singapore||1,500 USD + 3-day excursion|
|3||Sung Yeon Kim||Canada||1,000 USD + 3-day excursion|
|4||Eric Frankel||USA||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|5||Daniyal Chaudhry||Canada||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|6||William Kang||USA||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|7||Nicolas Ortega||Bolivia||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|8||Teresa Isabel Naval||Philippines||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|9||Linh He||USA||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|10||Hyeji Suh||USA||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|11||Mary Vickers||USA||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|12||Emily Kim||USA||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|13||Elif Memet||Romania||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|14||Barrett Young||USA||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|15||Arif Demirkan||Turkey||300 USD+ 3-day excursion|
|16||Oumar Karaga||Burkina Faso||100 USD|
|17||Lucas Lin||USA||100 USD|
|18||Mary Beth Dale||USA||100 USD|
|19||Shivani Pandey||USA||100 USD|
|20||Meilinda Sun||USA||100 USD|
|21||Muhammad Bilal Cheema||Canada||100 USD|
|22||Joseph Gutheinz||USA||100 USD|
|23||Ljubica Pop-Trajkova||Macedonia||100 USD|
|24||Madina Kaliyeva||Kazakhstan||100 USD|
|25||ELIZABETH LUVANDA||Tanzania||100 USD|
|26||Christina Wall||USA||100 USD|
|27||Emma Berthelsen||USA||100 USD|
|28||Arman Dupanovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||100 USD|
|29||Jeehye Choi||USA||100 USD|
|30||TINASHE PRINCE GWAKUKA||USA||100 USD|
2015 Essay Contest Theme
“Are Citizens of the World Succeeding in Lessening Global Poverty?”
Poverty entails limitations upon populations in education, finance, human potential, substance and shelter, gender class differences, all limitations that tax food sources, curtailing the potential of the cultures’ youth, loss of capital in maintenance and little for developing sustainable of wealth.
Ending global poverty constitutes a major goal of humanity. There have been many innovative proposals and projects implemented to achieve this goal, several ways of measuring the results of innovative efforts, and considerable publicity to disseminate the results of the effective innovations.
Source: Gulen Institute Youth Platform