CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Grace Jenkins, a member of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter, was selected as one of six students from Ohio who will serve as a delegate to the Global Youth Institute, based in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Ohio Youth Institute of the World Food Prize Foundation was held this past spring at The Ohio State University. High School students from throughout Ohio participated, researching and writing papers exploring global issues that impact food security. Jenkins’s paper focused on the issue of water quality and availability in Zimbabwe.
Through her research, she proposed solutions that would alleviate water insecurity and improve public health. At the Ohio Youth Institute, students met with researchers and faculty who reviewed their papers and discussed solutions. All were recognized as Ohio Borlaug Scholars.
As a participant in the Global Youth Institute, Jenkins will have the opportunity to apply for a Borlaug-Ruan internship, hosted by food research facilities around the world.
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