MHS students attend World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

Emma Runquist (left) and Abby Snyder.

Emma Runquist and Abby Snyder were among 150 students from around the world selected for the Global Youth Institute Oct. 18-20 in Des Moines.

A program of the World Food Prize Foundation, the institute brought together students from 25 states and six countries. Students presented papers on food shortage around the world – Runquist focusing on Jordan and Snyder focusing on Peru. Students presented their research and discussed findings with international experts and their peers in roundtable discussions. Student papers will be published in the Youth Institute Proceedings and made available online.

Runquist and Snyder were able to view the World Food Prize Laureate ceremony, join experts at Borlaug Dialogue (“a ‘davos-style’ dialogue which brings together over 600 international experts and policy leaders from 65 countries to address cutting-edge challenges in food security and international development”), participate in an Oxfam hunger banquet, tour the Des Moines waterworks plant and bag meals to send overseas.