Students Get Creative to Celebrate International Education Week

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.”