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MHS students present at World Food Prize Foundation headquarters

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Students from Marshalltown High School toured and presented at the World Food Prize Foundation headquarters in Des Moines on November 29. Pictured in front row, from left, are Alejandra Morales and Hay Oo. Back row, Betsy Goeh, Uriel Campos Padilla, Hay Htu, Nasteho Mohammed and Josue Asul Martinez Torres.

A group of Marshalltown High School English Language Learner-Gifted students visited the World Food Prize Foundation headquarters in Des Moines on November 29.

The students were able to report to the staff there on food security issues around the world, as part of a special project led by MHS teachers Hector Campos and Susan Fritzell. One group of students chose to research Venezuela and the other group researched Ethiopia.

Each group gave a 30 minute presentation on the current situation in each of these countries and proposed a possible solution to help alleviate the hunger issues there. The students were also treated to a tour of the World Food Prize building where they were introduced to the stories of Norman Borlaug and many of the World Food Prize laureates.

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The students are pictured receiving a tour from World Food Prize Youth Institute Director Kelsey Tyrrell, left.