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KWN Awards Ceremony Held in the USA
On May 9, the KWN Awards Ceremony was held at Panasonic Corporation of North America in Newark, New Jersey. The top 4 schools from 65 participating schools from all over the United States were invited to "Winners' weekend". The Grand Prix award went to Lincoln Park Academy for their production titled, "Fighting World Hunger". The video focused on the problem of worldwide starvation, and made several proposals to solve this very difficult situation.In attendance were the KWN students and teachers, VIPs, media representatives, and local community figures.
The top 4 schools were also able to enjoy various activities together, such as a sightseeing tour of New York and enjoying a Broadway show.
KWN Asia Pacific Regional Awards Ceremony Held in Singapore
On February 25, the KWN Asia Pacific Awards Ceremony was held in Singapore. KWN members from schools in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand and Vietnam joined, along with judges and guests. The Grand Prix went to a video titled "'Value of Immensely" created by Monfort College School in Thailand. It explores how a pig farming village in Thailand introduced environmentally friendly practices. They also received the "Best Videography Award." Later, KWN members visited FuHua Primary School, a local KWN participant, to share information on the educational environment. Members also joined childhood cancer activities that FuHua Primary School is involved in, creating a video of encouragement through drawings.
The next day, the "KWN Singapore Race" was held in which participants in teams of different nationalities solved challenges around the City.
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KWN Awards Ceremony held in Japan
On February 22, the KWN Japan Awards Ceremony was held at Panasonic Center Tokyo in Japan. A total of 64 people attended, including KWN members from 8 finalist schools, judges, guests and media. The grand prix went to a video titled "There once was war here." created by Nakoso 1st Junior High School in Fukushima Prefecture.The video, which also won the Best Research Award, emphasizes the importance of peace and investigates a balloon bomb base camp in the town during the Pacific War through interviews with people who experienced that part of history.
After the ceremony, the children enjoyed learning about science and mathematics at Panasonic Center's RiSuPia museum. All the participants enjoyed the Panasonic hospitality.
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