In the first ever Westminster Institute for National Security, 18 high school students from all over the U.S. came to Westminster to be immersed in issues of security study. Covering topics like terrorism, cybersecurity, post-war peace, and intelligence systems, students got a taste of how they could someday be a part of saving the world.
“I was not aware of many aspects of national security, and I felt I should educate myself on them. I really accomplished what I came here to do.” -Ethan Deimeke, Auxvasse, MO
“It was a very insightful experience. It also helped me define what career path I want to go into.” -Maryanne Korte, Steelville MO
Sinews of Peace Award for Distinction
Congratulations to the four students who won the Sinews of Peace Award for Distinction during the institute (pictured below, left to right, with Dr. Tobias Gibson):
Rachel Corrigan (Hawthorn Woods, IL)
Maryanne T. Korte (Steelville, MO)
Ethan Deimeke (Auxvasse, MO)
Bobby Zitzmann (Frontenac, MO)
Westminster Institute for National Security in Photos
Led by Associate Professor of Political Science and Security Studies Program Director Dr. Tobias Gibson, WINS featured high profile speakers and hands-on activities for participating students.
Learn more about Security Studies, an exciting new major offered at Westminster College.