JCOWA Junior Council On World Affairs
Junior Council on World Affairs Affairs is a student-oriented, integral program of the Dayton Council on World Affairs.
- Enrich Ohio and national education content standards
- Promote global thinking; develop critical thinking and conflict resolution skills
- Combine development of team spirit and cooperation atmosphere, on the one hand, with competitiveness and motivation for high individual achievements, on the other with team spirit.
- Provide a forum for students to explore the dynamics of the international events and to explore their relevance to their everyday lives.
We will resume activities in September 2011
*Click here for the organizational information for 2010-'11
1. Youth Forums which are held at UD. There will be an announced topic. There is a presentation and time for group discussion. Proposals are offered and voted on by the students.
2. Quiz Bowl: There are two different Quiz Bowls; the International Competition and the Geography Bowl. Students form teams of three to four students compete against other Dayton area JCOWA clubs. This past year there over 15 schools represented and 40 teams. Chaminade Julienne placed first in the International Competition; the team to Jon Meyer, Sam Mullins, John Chick and John Manovich placed first; this team traveled to Washington D.C. and competed in the International Academic World Quest Competition.
In the Geography Bowl the team of Jon Meyer, Sam Mullins, John Manovich and Bridget McCormick placed first; they will receive a year's subscription to National Geographic.
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3. Once a month club members visit a restaurant tasting different cuisine from around the world which are offered here in Dayton.
4. Participation in activities offered by Dayton Sister Cities International. Chaminade Julienne is partnered with Jakob Fugger Gymnasium in Augsburg, Germany. This exchange started taking place in 2009; CJ has been there twice and Jakob Fugger has been here twice. In 2014 the two cities will celebrate a 50 year anniversary.
This past spring 19 students and 2 teachers where hosted by 18 CJ students. On April 16th, CJ hosted a reception, Mr. Dan Meixner welcomed Mayor Gary Leitzell and Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph.
We will start planning next years exchange in early October; 15 to 20 students will have the opportunity to visit Jakob Fugger Gymnasium in Augsburg in June of 2013.
This club meets bi-monthly, generally on Thursday mornings at 7:40 to 7:55. Meetings will resume again in the fall.
Mr. Tony Ricciuto '74 461.3740 x446 | email