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Opportunities for Students:

Model United Nations (MUN) – MUN provides an opportunity for students to gather together to debate relevant global issues. Participants get valuable lessons in speaking and collaboration skills. Eugene IHS students will participate in the Eugene MUN conference on April. MUN is open to all interested students.  Information for joining MUN comes out in the fall or you can contact the teacher advisors: Joanne Heidel ( or Steve Smith (

IB World Student Conferences – Every summer the International Baccalaureate Organization puts on IB World Student Conferences in different locations around the globe where students from all over the world come together to collaborate on projects with a humanitarian purpose. Check the IB conference website for details ( Scholarships are sometimes available through IBO! This is not a teacher-chaperoned trip. Interested students need to register with


Eugene IHS Students Make a Difference: Through the Penny Wars event that Eugene IHS Student Government organized in 2018, the Eugene IHS student body raised over $2000. Student government chose to donate the money raised to two organizations (one local and one international):15th Night in Eugene and Tahirih Justice Center, which provides a broad range of services to protect immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. Thank you to the Eugene IHS student body for making a difference.

Click here to read a special thank you letter from the International Organization for Migration who Eugene IHS Student Government donated to last year.


Click here for a Historical Timeline of Eugene International High School highlighting how our school was formed and where we are today.


Eugene International High School, winner of the 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation prize for Excellence in International Education, began 27 years ago in the Eugene School District.
Asia Society proudly presents the Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education. The national competition recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievement in the field that promotes cultural awareness, world history, and a global curriculum as essentials in the development of the next generation of young Americans. Our school celebrated by hosting a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Lane Community College Center for Meeting & Learning.  The theme for the evening was “Looking Back, Moving Forward.”  The program included Dwayne Adcock, original founder of Eugene IHS who spoke about the history of the school, former student and Eugene IHS benefactor Brian O’Kelley spoke on the future of international education, and  Halle Shirk, a current student and Project Our Turn creator offered her insights on the importance of an international education.  The evening kicked-off with the Lion Dancers from the Chinese American Benevolent Association and student performances from musicians to dancers provided wonderful entertainment! The event was attended by alumni, retirees, parents, and current staff and students. Click here to see pictures of our 25th Anniversary CelebrationEugene IHS was also the winner of the 2004 International Studies Schools Association (ISSA) Award for Excellence in International Education.


Swansong, a former Eugene IHS literary magazine, achieved a high ranking from the National Council of Teachers of Engilsh (NCTE) for the 3 years in a row in which it was published.
NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM) recognizes students, teachers, and schools for producing excellent literary magazines. The program’s mission is to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines, seeking excellence in writing and school-wide participation in production.  Swansong 2008 received a rank of “Superior,” and 2009 and 2010 received a rank of “Excellent.” Click here to view our recognition or view the NCTE PRESLM website.


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