Montana Proud

Montana Proud —- four young women from Gardiner High School, a small rural school just outside of Yellowstone National Park, were in Washington, DC to participate for the second year in a row, in the national competition of Academic WorldQuest.  While they didn’t win the competition, they did their best and had the opportunity to visit Washington, DC, an event that was underwritten by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.


Also, as a result of the students winning the Montana competition, they and the second place team from Sentinel High School in Missoula will soon leave on an all expenses paid trip to Japan, underwritten by the Japanese government and submitted for this trip award by the Japanese Consul General to Seattle.
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Mark Johnson | Distinguished Speakers Program

On November16th, 2017, Ambassador Mark Johnson participated as the featured guest for the Montana World Affairs Council’s Distinguished Speakers Program. Speaking on “American Foreign Policy: Continuity or Chaos?”, Ambassador Johnson spoke to over 300 members of the Missoula Community at the Holiday Inn, reflecting on this last year in American foreign policy and offering his insight and thoughts to current world affairs.

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Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney | Council in the Classroom

On November 16th, 2017, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney participated in a Council in the Classroom, speaking as part of the 2017 Global Water Challenge run by the Montana World Affairs Council. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke about drought and water rights in Montana, in particular reflecting on this recent fire season and its impact on Montana’s environment and economy. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke live via video conference with middle and high school students throughout Montana, taking questions pre-prepared by the students.

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