IB Diploma studentsTen Park Center Senior High students submitted their 4,000-word essays for review by examiners around the world. The essay is one part of the requirements to qualify for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Organization. 

The IB Diploma Programme is recognized and respected by the world's leading universities. The opportunity to earn an IB Diploma prepares students with the knowledge and skills to excel in college courses and in their careers.

Here are the students and their essay titles:

  • Amir Mussa, The roles of religion and power in the origin of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
  • Emily Thao, The portrayal of women in Hong Kong Cinema
  • Ziyne Abdo, The depiction of the effect of divorce on women in the US film Boyhood and the Iranian film A Separation
  • Henry Huynh, The​ ​role​ ​of​ ​morality​ ​in​ ​Stephen King’s​ ​The​ ​Green​ ​Mile​
  • Noelle Dyalsingh, The use of syntax and diction in Stephen King’s It
  • Daija Hobin, The power of authority on individuality in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451
  • Khelsie Raley, Thoreau’s use of moral beliefs and literary methods to communicate the ideas of simple living in Walden
  • Amina Adem, The effect of Italian colonialism and the Eritrean War of Independence on the border war of 1998-2000
  • Tan Ngo, The economic and social events leading to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
  • Mamaya Berete, Robert Frost’s use of imagery in 3 poems to contrast views of life and death

To be awarded the diploma, students must complete coursework and exams in the areas of the arts, humanities, science, mathematics and a second language. In addition to pursuing these subjects, all Diploma Program students complete a 4000-word extended essay and spend time completing creativity, activity, and service activities. They will take their exams later on in the spring.