Alumni Update: Duy Ha, Vietnam

Class of 2010 alumnus, Duy Ha, was awarded a $10,000 Davis Scholar for Peace Grant to do a peace project about rainforest education in Vietnam in the summer of 2013. He is pictured below with former Social Studies teacher, Ms. Spurgeon.

Duy and Ms. Spurgeon

Students competing for the grant submit project proposals that “promote peace and address the root causes of conflict.” Duy received funding for his project which attempts to correct the market failures of inefficient use of natural resources, specifically the rainforest, in Vietnam. The project will educate around 1,000 youths in Vietnam about the importance of the rainforest and appreciation for nature. Click here to read Duy’s project proposal.

Duy is currently a junior at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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