“The contest brings students from literally all over the world. Frankly, this multiculturalism is what America is about”.
U.S. Congressman Gene Green, Award Ceremony Co-Chair


“It involves young people from all over the world and invites them to voice their opinion”.
U.S. Congressman Ted Poe, Award Ceremony Co-Chair


“United Nations cannot do it alone. That such contest brings a wide array of international representatives from countries of so much and so far diversity is a very good thing.”

U.S. Congresswoman Sheila J. Lee


“A good example of how cultural understanding will further enhance democracy and diplomacy in the world”
Mi Ru Liu, 1st place winner, Singapore


“To have all these people here, receiving awards and touring the nation’s capital, is really something that every person who is not in the U.S. should be able to experience.”
George Papademetriou, 2nd place winner, U.S.A.


“The Gulen Institute is taking the first step to unite the entire world based in bringing together the high school students who will be the next generation of opinion makers and leaders.”
Milly Wang, 3rd place winner, Canada