Throughout the marking period, all 55 students completed a five part research project. Each student presented their research on a country currently in turmoil and compared it to the hardship described in the novel. They were also required to select one area of the United Nation and research what implications it has on the world. The portfolio ended with each student’s personal letter to the United Nations. The project quickly took on a fun, yet competitive edge and a contest was developed to determine which students had the most effective writing pieces! This entire endeavor encompasses what real learning is about – student growth and giving back to the world God created for us! Winners of PBL Contest: First Place: Katherine P., Second Place: Steven M. , Third Place: Eliza A. and Arjun P – Way to go!