“Congratulations! You have been selected to represent Iowa as a delegate to the 2019 Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Oct. 16-19!”

This is the news a Nevada student recently received.

Nevada senior Eliana Hornbuckle has been selected to attend the Global Youth Institute (GYI), a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, held in conjunction with the awarding of the World Food Prize and the Borlaug Dialogue, the premier international symposium on global food security.

She will have the opportunity to interact with World Food Prize and Nobel laureates, heads of state, ministers of agriculture, researchers, business executives, and humanitarian leaders from more than 65 countries.

As a delegate, Hornbuckle will present her research and recommendations to these international experts and leaders and participate in a roundtable discussion with students from around the world. She will also have the opportunity to visit world-class research facilities and learn how to move your ideas from concept to action.

Meals, lodging and program costs for both the student and teacher/chaperone (Kevin Cooper) are paid for and provided by the World Food Prize Foundation.