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2 CCES Students Present as Part of the GOA Catalyst Conference

by Jamie Bryant, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
The Global Online Academy’s online Catalyst Conference, an annual online event featuring capstone projects of students in GOA courses from around the world, took place April 22-26.  Teachers were invited to bring their students to the conference to learn from and engage with peers who are committed to making change in their communities.
Student presenters worked on capstone projects in response to this prompt: How might I use what I've learned to spark change in my community?
This year we had two CCES students participating, Ella Markalunas ‘22 and Anastasia Krueger ’23.  Both students participated as part of their GOA course, Medical Problem Solving II.  Ella's project focused on the safety of Trans Youth in the Healthcare System and received a GOA citation award!  These badges are awarded to exemplary presentations which the Global Online Academy and participating member school faculty determine best represent the goals of the conference: 1) raising awareness, 2) promoting grassroots action, and 3) promoting institutional change.
A spokesperson for the GOA stated, “At a time when across the world we all face new and daunting challenges, each of these student projects presents inspiring ways that young people are seeking to make a difference.” 

Congratulations to both Ella and Anastasia on being catalysts for change!  Their project's can be viewed below.

Ella Markalunas: A Life or Death Crisis: The Safety of Trans Youth in the Healthcare Industry

Anastasia Krueger: How Do Inequities In The Healthcare System Negatively Impact The Homeless?
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    • Ella Markalunas ‘22

    • Anastasia Krueger ’23

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