Issaquah High School forms Global Problem-Solving Club

December 25, 2012

By Sophie Mittelstaedt

Issaquah High School has a new club: Global Problem-Solving Club, or GAP, led by sophomore President Amy Lee.

Sophie Mittelstaedt Issaquah High School

Last year in Lisa Sibbett’s world studies class, students kept up with current events and learned how to be global citizens. Toward the end of the eye-opening, motivational year, several students applied for a program called Global Youth Leadership Initiative, run through the World Affairs Council.

After an intense summer studying foreign policy and humanitarian aid, the students decided to share their passion with their peers.

“We thought creating a club was the best method to raise awareness in our community,” sophomore Natalie Fetsch said.

At a typical meeting, the students discuss current events. They analyze how the world could influence those events and how they personally could influence those events.

“Last meeting, we had a lengthy discussion about a typhoon in the Philippines and how the U.S. should respond,” Fetsch said.

The long-term goal of GAP, according to Fetsch, is to “include all of IHS in changing their lifestyles to be more involved with current events.”

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