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Competition Features Global Storytelling

The second annual Think & Do in 2: Global Storytelling Competition was held last night in Stewart Theatre at Talley Student Union. Eight talented NC State students shared their global stories in a timed, two-minute presentation using six images each in front of an audience of nearly 200. Three of the contestants shared stories about study abroad experiences to Peru, London and Belize. All other contestants are international students who told colorful anecdotes about their experiences living abroad. The international students hail from India, Syria, Peru and Italy.

Audience members voted for their favorites immediately following the presentations. The event was moderated by Paul Nolan, Student Body President. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Competition Winner: Kiyana Harris

Major: Physiology
International Experience: Study Abroad – Global Health & Physiology in Belize
Presentation Title: “Bronx to Belize”

First Runner Up: Ahmed Mashal

Major: Pre-Med / Chemistry
International Experience: Home Country – Syria
Presentation Title: “Global Citizen”

Second Runner Up: Bhavika Mittal

Major: Graduate Student in Financial Markets & Investments
International Experience: Home Country – India
Presentation Title: “Diversity to Humanity”

From music to dialogue, all of the contestants expressed their creativity to share global experiences with the campus community. Congratulations to all of the 2017 participants:

  • Alexa Shook, “Different is Beautiful”
  • Brendali Carrillo, “New Year’s Eve in June”
  • Destinee Gray, “A Tale of My First Time”
  • Paola Centola, “Wanderlust, the Syndrome of Chronical Happiness”
  • Spondon Kundu, “A Peek Through the Pinhole”

Video of the event will be posted soon. View Photo Album