Roland-Story's Sanderson to participate in Global Youth Institute

Contributed news from Roland-Story High School
Special to the Herald
Roland-Story FFA officer Samantha Sanderson will be a participant in the 2021 Global Youth Institute.

Roland-Story agriculture student and FFA member Samantha Sanderson will be one of 70 Iowa students who were accepted to participate in Global Youth Institute, a prestigious program that will be held during the month of October.

The World Food Prize Global Youth Institute is the foremost international award recognizing — without regard to race, religion, nationality or political beliefs — the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

“All of the Roland-Story students did an outstanding job in representing our school at this event. It was a real eye-opener for all of us to learn so much about poverty and suffering in the Third World countries, especially the deaths that occur to young children," said Brad Taylor, agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor. 

"This is an excellent opportunity for Samantha to dialogue with leading experts from around the globe to share ideas and strategies on how to solve the growing concerns over world hunger," Taylor continued. "Specifically Samantha’s research had her exploring the topic of infectious diseases that impact food insecurity in the country of Paraguay.”

The GYI will involve many distinguished speakers from Iowa, the United States and the international community who will be sharing their thoughts about the world food situations.