Walnut Hills High School

International Business Internship Program

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Nathan Hammond

Class of 2022
Nathan Hammond

Class of 2022

Nathan Hammond is a 13 yr old freshman at Walnut Hills HIgh School. Nathan is very accomplished in academics and has been top of his class in many grades. He has also consistently reached the honor roll and won 5th and 3rd place in Science Olympiad hovercraft and anatomy and physiology respectively. Nathan also loves to play soccer and run track and he is looking forward to working in this program.

Bithiah Darko

Class of 2019
Bithiah Darko

Class of 2019

Bithiah is a senior at SOS in Ghana who enjoys reading. As a member of the school’s interact, pan-African and Probiotics club, Bithiah is constantly active on her school's campus. She is also the treasurer of the Global Awareness Club.

Currently Bithiah is learning the trumpet as well as the piano and has played at 3 school events. She loves the Sciences as it provides her with the understanding of the very things that fascinates her and a means to explore them. Her urge to become an inventor as a child further cemented her love for the Sciences. Therefore she aspires to do her undergraduate degree in Chemical engineering and masters in Biomedical engineering. Through this route, Bithiah hopes to accomplish her dream of curing cancer via machinery and chemicals.

Patience Huddleston

Class of 2020
Patience Huddleston

Class of 2020

Patience Huddleston is a rising junior at Walnut Hills High School who is particularly interested in dancing, reading, and languages. Her favorite subject in school is Chinese because it helps her communicate as well as exchange ideas with a wider range of people. Out of her love for Chinese, Patience hopes to one day major in International Business or International Affairs and Chinese so that she can strengthen the world’s relations. Some inspirations in her life are Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner, Maya Angelou, and Oprah Winfrey.

Christabel Hammond

Class of 2019
Christabel Hammond

Class of 2019

Christabel Hammond is an African American of Ghanaian heritage. As a rising senior at Walnut Hills High School, Christabel participates in countless activities. She is currently the co-president of Youth Philanthropy Council which is a club that supports local non-profit organizations through volunteering and grants. Last year, Youth Philanthropy awarded $1000 grant to Central Clinic. She is also the president of Walnut’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter. Last year, she was the treasurer ,and under her leadership, NSBE was able to raise funds to go for the national convention where students were exposed to the limitless opportunities of STEM based careers particularly in engineering. In her leadership role as the president of the International Business Internship Program in her school, she leads her team to identify problems as well as solve problems with an Irrigation farming business. Christabel also works with Joseph Dream foundation, a non profit organization that seeks to improve the conditions of African countries by supplying the necessary tools for them to succeed. Working as one of the co presidents of Team AWEsome,which is a subdivision of Joseph Dream foundation, she fundraisers to for aquaponic systems in rural areas and various health awareness program. Team AWEsome’s mission is to cultivate self reliant communities in Africa. This year, the focus in on Zimbabwe.

Outside of her activities, Christabel enjoys writing Spoken word and has performed at countless occasions. She is also a published author earning a top 10 position in national writing competition in Ghana and an honorable mention in a Cincinnati poetry competition. The money from her published works has gone on to fund various projects such as school materials for underprivileged students in Ghana. Other things that Christabel indulges in are languages of which she speaks Twi, reads and writes French and Hausa, and reads, writes and speaks English. She hopes to strengthen her languages and explore others such as Swahili, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. More importantly, she is devoted to her family and friends.

Christabel aspires to be a medical doctor and a member of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), and wants to be actively part of the efforts to provide free education in African countries especially Ghana

Mercy John

Class of 2020
Mercy John

Class of 2020

Mercy John is a rising junior at Walnut Hills High School. In her free time, Mercy enjoys reading and watching documentaries.She also enjoys the arts, ,outdoors, politics and soccer. Her favorite subject in school is AP Government and Politics. Due to her academic strengths in STEM related subjects combined with her passion for astronomy, Mercy aspires to be an astrophysicist If not an astrophysicist, Mercy aspires to work in international relations or in the political science field. People who she admires include: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky and the late Stephen Hawking.

Chase Pope

Class of 2019
Chase Pope

Class of 2019

Name: Chase Pope

School: Walnut Hills High School

Grade: Senior

Top 3 Colleges: Vanderbilt University, The Ohio State University, Louisiana State University

Hobbies: Fortnite, Piano, Studying, Shopping, Reading

Sports: Bowling, JV Captain 17-18

Clubs & Activities: National Society of Black Engineers, IBIP, Girls Assembly, Latin Tutor, Babysitter, Youth Docent at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Smithsonian Secretary Youth Advisory Council, Chinese Club Vice President, Lead Pianist Walnut Hills Jazz Ensemble

Achievements: Miss Grand Girls Assembly 2014-2015, 3rd Place in Elks Grand Lodge National Oratorical Competition, Summa Cum Laude on National Latin Exam 2016 & 2017

Plans for the Future: My plan is to one day become a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Our Business Partner: Kawu Irrigation Farm

Business Owner: Muhammadu Shehu

 

Business Location: Wuro Bobbo Village Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria.

 

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Our Challenges

A simple, cheaper and easier way/method of irrigating crops like tomatoes, cassava, pepper, okra (ladies finger), etc. to produce more with less water consumption and high crop yield

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Strategy of reducing evapotranspiration

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A simple table/plan for crop rotation to improve soil fertility

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Our Solutions

Solution 1: Moisture Detectors

Moisture devices can be used to measure soil moisture tension

Utilizing moisture devices has many benefits. The devices will alert Mr.Shehu as to what time of the day as well as how long certain crops need to be watered. He will be able to conserve water and make sure that the water is neight over watered or too dry for the crops.

For Mr.Shehu, we recommend a variety of moisture detectors such as the Delmhorst KS-D1, Aquatag Moisture Sensor, or the SMRT-Y Soil Moisture Sensor

Solution 1: Sprinkler System

Every day during the dry season the system will run automatically, preferably at night for maximum moisture absorption and minimum evaporation.

If not satisfied with the sprinkler’s work, our business partner can manually turn off the system at any given time.

The systems we feel would work the best are PGJ Gear-Drive Rotor Sprinkler with 2.0 Nozzle, Rain Bird Coil for Sprinkler Irrigation, and the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, Wi-Fi, 8-Zone 2nd Generation