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Wausaukee Students At Global Youth Summit
Issue Date: March 15, 2017
More than 170 students from 38 Wisconsin high schools gathered at UW-Madison Union South, on Saturday, Mar. 4, to spend the day at the Wisconsin Global Youth Summit, learning from college students and each other. Included were five Wausaukee students: Maggy Deschane, Shilo Graese, Larissa Rowley, Callie Orlando and Macy Wojcik This is the 5th year the Global Youth Summit has been held to inspire students and give them a voice in their education.
The day began with a demonstration of the 500 year old art of Capoiera, which combines music, dancing and the martial arts. Then activities led the high school students to reflect on their own global interests and experiences and to be part of small group presentations on "What makes someone a global citizen." International Reach students, who recently graduated from high schools in their own countries, talked about their countries and cultures. During the noon luncheon, Anaguma Eisa, UW-Madison's Okinawan Taiko Drumming Club, performed. The group fuses Taiko Drumming with elements of martial arts, dance, and both traditional and contemporary music.
During the afternoon, there were mini lessons on learning language, facilitated by the UW-Madison Language Institute, followed by each group's demonstration of their language lesson. Maggy learned some Chinese, Shilo Nigerian Yoruba, Callie someArabic, Larissa some African Hausa, and Macy learned some African Wolof.
Wausaukee guidance counselor, Misty Betts and Spanish teacher, Sarah Fayas, accompanied the students, and had separate sessions facilitated by the WI Department of Public Instruction and UW- Madison. The teachers met to exchange ideas and promising practices for the Wisconsin Global Education Achievement Certificate. This certificate is an exciting opportunity for high school students. The certificate is for students who want to demonstrate their global competency through academic and co-curricular activities. It rewards their extra efforts to become college and career-ready for our multicultural, interconnected world.