Grade 5 Students Interview the U.S. Ambassador!

The International Baccalaureate learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

The profile aims to develop well-rounded students, whose curiosity drives them to become inquirers and critical thinkers of issues they are concerned with.

This year, as part of their Grade 5 program, students María Fernanda Chelala Ortega and Ana María Michelle González Salazar decided to take on the great challenge of interviewing U.S Ambassador Roberta Jacobson.

Not only did they bravely take on the risk of meeting with the ambassador in person, but they also embraced the trial of being broadcasted on live television!

María Fernanda and Ana María, politely greeted the ambassador and jumped right into a series of questions, focused on the ambassador's focus on Latin America, as well as her perspective on women's rights.

They listened patiently to the ambassador's answers and regretted having to end the interview as time had run out.

Both girls were confident on screen and communicated their questions in an eloquent and intelligent way. As an institution, it makes us proud to watch our students show a genuine concern for global issues and to see how they navigate through all walks of life in a confident and knowledgeable manner.

We would like to congratulate both students for their impressive effort and we invite you to watch the live interview if you haven't done so yet, here.