The NYU Service community is very active and engaged at NYU Prague. Last week, NYU Prague students came together to judge an English storytelling competition. Local Czech students, ranging from elementary all the way to high school, submitted their "A Spooky Story" themed entries.
NYU Global Ambassdors Myka Cue and Srini Kumar partnered with the local organization Class Acts to bring the event to life. Cue stressed how excited she was to see that so many local students took part in the competition.
"Over 200 entries were judged according to originality, clarity and the use of the English language," said Cue.
Roughly twenty NYU students took part in the judging process, and students John Leake and Mikayla Byfield particularly enjoyed being able to see inside the minds of young Czechs.
"By judging the children’s stories we were able to experience a glimpse into Czech culture and engage with the community," said Leake. Byfield claimed that she "was surprised by how many Czech kids put so much effort into writing stories in English," but also found it "interesting to see the idea of a scary story from the perspective of a kid who grew up here."
In April, NYU Prague will be inviting the winners of the competition to its campus to honor their achievements and introduce them to the students who judged their essays.
pictures taken by NYU Prague students Myka Cue and Robert Ramkishun