In partnership with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, IC-IMPACTS launched an essay competition earlier this year to inspire young BC high school students to think globally and propose solutions on how to restore the Ganga River in India. Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 were asked to submit an essay that would examine the current issues of the Ganga River, propose a solution that would positively affect the communities depending on the river, and analyze the solution’s potential for further research.
After reviewing all of the submissions, IC-IMPACTS is proud to announce the four finalists of the competition:
Mr. David Nguyen, University Hill Secondary, Essay Title: “A Study on the Ganga River: the Causes and Effects of the Pollution, the History of Ganga Action Plan, and A Refined Solution to the Problem”
Ms. Grace Fraser, Ballenas Secondary School, “Cleaning the Ganga River”
Ms. Haley Bonner, White Rock Christian Academy, “Ganges River Essay”
Ms. Melanie Sawatzky, Rick Hansen Secondary School, “The Ganga River Essay”
These students will present their solutions at the IC-IMPACTS 2015 Research Conference on March 12, 2015 in front of leading researchers, industry experts, government representatives, and community members. Stay tuned for the final results.
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