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South Windsor residents pose for a photo while attending the 42nd Annual Strawberry Festival
Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair
Eliza Blanchfield, Editor • June 10, 2024

On Saturday, June 8th, the South Windsor Republican Town Committee (SWRTC) hosted the 42nd annual Strawberry...

Gonzalez standing in front of a statue at USC and Coursey when he visited the U.K. last summer.
Seniors Travel Thousands of Miles for a Unique College Experience
Ethan Sands, Staff Writer • June 5, 2024

With the 2023-24 school year coming to a close, most seniors already know their plans for next year,...

Science Fair
Hana Moustafa, Izabella McKenna, and Ethan SandsJune 5, 2024

South Windsor High School Science Fair took place on Friday, May 24th. Freshman science students presented...

South Windsor Pops Concert
Gwen Giard, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Maura Fitzgerald at work as a South Windsor Town Councilor.
A New Addition, Feature Maura Fitzgerald
Emily Porter, Staff Writer • June 3, 2024

After sitting with a vacant seat for a while, Democrat Maura Fitzgerald was appointed to fill the South...

South Windsor, a town of amazing outdoor parks and facilities, proudly unveiled its latest gem – the Outdoor Fitness Center at Nevers Park.
New Outdoor Fitness Center
Hadi Memon, Staff Writer • June 3, 2024

South Windsor, a town of amazing outdoor parks and facilities, proudly unveiled its latest gem – the...

World Summit

The World Summit is an annual event for the freshman class, where students are selected to represent a country and deal with international affairs. This year, the freshman class attempted to find solutions to the refugee crisis occurring in various countries. Students work with their classmates on the project.

While the World Summit has no official judges, teachers grade students based on how well they did in the work leading up to the Summit and supervise the conversations happening at the World Summit. Students are assessed on how well they can solve problems or defend themselves against other countries. 

Students were put into groups and assigned a country. After being assigned the country, they researched the country’s political, social, and economic situation and culture. Every year, students have a topic they focus on. Each country must meet with two other countries to find a possible solution to share their different point of view.  

“There was a lot of research and most of what we talked about was the population and the financial situation of the countries,” freshman Justin Martinez told The Prowl.

The main goal of this project is to get students to work on their communication and debating skills to show their different perspectives, understanding of those situations, and the cultural differences, and backgrounds of the countries. 

“One of my biggest takeaways was how countries delegate and how countries deal with things. This is an important lesson to learn as in the world when we start to move up in life it’s important to realize what countries are doing and why they are doing it,” freshman Varaj Agarwal explained.

The country’s representatives are not expected to agree, but they are expected to start a discussion and use the evidence from their research to back up their arguments. 

After the first and second rounds of meetings, students have the opportunity to take the podium and share their final thoughts with their peers. Students are also able to recap their discussions and the different perspectives they may have adapted from their discussions. 

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About the Contributors
Brianna Sweeney
Brianna Sweeney, Staff Writer
Brianna Sweeney is a Junior at South Windsor High School. She has been a competitive dancer since she was 8 years old, but when she's not busy dancing, she enjoys roller skating and writing. After high school, Brianna wants to go to college and get a degree in marine biology. This goal was acquired from her love of animals and the ocean. 
Maria Verly
Maria Verly, Wire Services Manager
Maria Verly is the Wire Service manager for The Bobcat Prowl student newspaper. She wants to make the newspaper a place where the students of South Windsor High School can go to for information about the school and the town. When she is not writing for the Prowl you can find her out with her friends or looking for new topics for new articles. After high school Maria wants to major in journalism.