2017 Senior Challenge & One World Celebration

We were honored to host over 250 teachers, education and civic leaders, and community members, students and their families, for One World Education’s 3rd Annual College & Career Senior Challenge, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017!

Date Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Location The Howard Theatre

5pm-7pm: College & Career Senior Challenge
7pm-8pm: One World Celebration

Meet the 2017 Senior Challenge Students       

The Senior Challenge winners have been announced!

(L to R: Tyonna Parker, Zoey Velasquez, Juliah Bobo, Kela Stancil, Selvin Castillo, Khadijah Nixon, Kennea Carter, Diego Uceda)

1st Citywide - Tyonna Parker, Banneker HS
2nd Citywide - Zoey Velasquez, Dunbar HS
3rd Citywide - Diego Uceda, EL Haynes PCS
Group 1- Kela Stancil, Banneker HS
Group 2 - Juliah Bobo, Eastern HS
Group 3 - Kennea Carter, EL Haynes PCS
Group 4 Selvin Castillo, Roosevelt HS
Group 5 Khadijah Nixon, McKinley HS

The College & Career Senior Challenge was the culminating event for the 2,300 DC seniors who have completed the One World Program during the 2016-17 school year, where they strengthened their research, writing, and presentation skills and produced argumentative essays on self-chosen college and career issues. Nominated seniors presented their arguments to a panel of judges, composed of local civic and education leaders, for the chance to win scholarships for college. In addition to the Senior Challenge, we recognized the work of Student Ambassadors from grades 5 through 12, whose One World essays were nominated by their teachers for publication on our website. Both of these opportunities help bridge in-school and out-of-school programming to drive academic success and college and career readiness, as well as provide opportunities for students to share their ideas and perspectives on key issues with the larger community.

2017 Student Ambassadors

 Meet the 2017 Student Ambassadors




Four teachers received the Global Educator Award in recognition of their achievements integrating cultural and global issues into their writing instruction:









We were honored to host Antwan Wilson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools, as our keynote speaker!















Immediately following the 2017 College & Career Senior Challenge, we hosted our 10th Anniversary One World Celebration, where we recognized the support from community leaders and organizations, including the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill, and our own Director of Teaching & Learning, Steph Bunton.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Meet our 2017 College & Career Senior Challenge Judges: