Reynoldsburg City Schools News Article

Twelve eSTEM seniors earn Global Scholar Diplomas

2021 Global Scholars

The Global Scholars Diploma is a three-year program that develops globally competent High School students by building the awareness and skills needed to take action on a global issue and to become responsible citizens of the world. The first two years are spent at face-to-face events where local experts share their personal experiences with culture, jobs with global components, and issues around the world. Students engage in various collaborative activities within the theme of the event, learning and exercising their cultural fluency and competency. 

During their time at Reynoldsburg High School, 12 eSTEM seniors identified issues important to them while exploring three key themes: Global Issues, Global Cultures and Global Careers.  This three year program also ties in to several components of the RCS Portrait of a Graduate including collaboration, innovative problem solver and socially aware & a global citizen.

Over the last year, more than 200 Global Scholars have worked dilligently to make a positive change in the world. 
They have tackled global issues like mental health, racial inequity, climate change, gender discrimination, poverty, food insecurity, and more, improving their communities and demonstrating the power of human spirit.

"We are very proud of the students earning the Global Scholars seal on their diplomas this year," said RHS eSTEM Academy Principal Scott Bennett. "This is a three year program that requires our students to take on additional work both in, and outside of class time. The program culminates with a Capstone Project in which students must research an issue in their community, develop an action plan for working on that issue, and then implement their action plan. Their hard work and compassion are fantastic to see and a real credit to what this next generation is capable of doing."

On Thursday, May 13, you can celebrate their accomplishments by joining in on the graduation celebrations. The program will be emceed by Angela An, WBNS Morning News anchor and there will be a keynote address by The United Nation Foundation's Vice President for Girls & Women Strategy, Michelle Milford Morse. You can register for the event here:

The Global Scholars Diploma is a program of the Columbus Council on World Affairs. The Council is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1975 by twelve forward-thinking individuals representing a cross-section of our community: business, academic and civic.

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