Carnegie Council Announces Winners of International Student/Teacher Essay Contest

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is delighted to announce the winners of its 2013 International Student/Teacher Essay Competition.

The essay question was: What Does Moral Leadership Mean to You?

Contestants discussed examples of moral leadership ranging from well-known names such as Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, to courageous journalists in countries such as Turkey and China, and local heroes known only to their communities.

Click here to read the winning essays:

And the winners are...

First Prize: Deniz Dutz, age 16, Saint Albans High School, Saint Albans, West Virginia

First Prize: Gabriel Rosen, age 17, Stuyvesant High School, New York City

Second Prize: Amulya Kandikonda, age 16, Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein, Illinois

Second Prize: Mena Mohamed, age 15, J.E.B. Stuart High School, Fairfax, Virginia

Third Prize: Alex Kim, age 15, Hunter College High School, New York City

First Prize: Akshata R. Prabhu, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India

Ebuka Francis Okoli, Undergraduate, University of Jos, Nigeria

Carnegie Council would like to thank everyone who submitted an essay. In total there were 168 entries from 31 countries.

You can read all the essays on Carnegie Council's social media site, Global Ethics Network:

Calling American and East Asian students! Check out our Transpacific Contest, deadline April 30: Go to

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world. For more information, go to

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