Bodine Student Highlights
Below we highlight the recent accomplishments of Bodine World Affairs Club students. These students have consistently participated in Council education programs and speaker events during their time at Bodine. These students have demonstrated the qualities for successfully completing their studies in global affairs.
The Council celebrates the hard work and dedication of Bodine junior, Nina Diaz, as President of the World Affairs Club. During the 2019-2020 academic year, Nina took this Council-sponsored after-school club to the next level, working to engage her peers on matters of international importance and collectively learn about a variety of countries around the world through student-led presentations, documentary viewings, global cuisine tastings, and educational games. Reflecting on her role as President, Nina writes "I wanted to use my knowledge to inspire my peers to break out of their comfort zones. Taking on the responsibility of reforming the World Affairs Club at my school allowed me to educate myself and my peers on current global issues. It also opened my eyes to many different cultures, through food, dance, music, and more. I am incredibly grateful for every opportunity offered to me by my school's staff and the World Affairs Council."
Congratulations to Kimorae Finney, a Bodine senior and Global Scholars Certificate candidate, on her successful completion of this summer's Sister Cities Virtual Exchange Program with Michuhol Foreign Languages High School from Incheon, South Korea. Kimorae, who has also been extensively involved in Bodine's annual International Day Planning Committee over the past three years, reflects on her experience participating in the virtual exchange program. "Over the past few weeks, my pen pal and I have learned so much about one another and that we have many similarities. It has been an eye opening experience to talk to someone from a different part of the world, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this exchange, I have learned about various aspects of South Korean culture, such as music and schooling, but I have also gained a new friend on the other side of the world."