According to the J8 Web site, "The Junior 8 program gives you the chance to develop your own ideas about the most pressing global issues today, discuss them with your friends, classmates and young people from around the world, and present them to the leaders of eight of the most powerful countries in the world."
Amador's winning delegation, the Volens et potens, comprises members of the school's World History classes taught by Chris Murphy. The Volens et potens' winning entry presented the delegation's specific recommendations in relation to key global issues: global warming and climate change; poverty and development; and child survival, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS.
The winning essays were chosen based on originality of ideas, ambition of recommendations, pragmatism, coherence and grasp of the issues.
The team will be traveling to Japan in July. Updated information on the 2008 J8 Summit can be found at www.j8summit.com.
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