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DVHS students engaging in international debates on trending topics

Students watching laptop screen

Students in the Del Valle High School legal studies program are engaging with students in Bosnia and Herzegovina to explore problems and solutions to issues students face worldwide. DVHS is a member of the World Affairs Council of Austin’s Global Scholars Diploma Program. 

A new program, Dialogue Debate, allows the Legal Cardinals to meet via Zoom with students at Grammar School Friar Grga Martic in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The goal of the program is to connect students across the world and discuss problems and solutions. Debate topics include social media, voting age, video game violence, and the death penalty.

Teacher Michael Cunningham leads the students from DVHS, collaborating with teacher Anamarija Ivanković in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“Learning is universal. This program allows students to develop a great deal of knowledge on problems that we face today with the future leaders of the world,” Teacher Michael Cunningham shared.

The Global Scholar Diploma program aims to develop students with knowledge, skills, and mindset for leadership, citizenship, and careers in a global society. The series of debates with the school in Bosnia and Herzegovina continues throughout the 2021-2022 school year.