Georgia high school students will vie with their counterparts from around the world for top prize in the Enterprise Olympics, a business competition to take place, June 18.
Gathered at Atlanta‘s SciTrek, teams from eight area high schools will have 24 hours to develop a prototype product or service in response to a business challenge that is to be revealed the day of the event.
Their competition includes teams from other U.S. high schools as well as students from Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, South Africa and Wales.
The winning idea from each region, to be chosen by local judges, will then be Web-streamed to a panel of judges in Scotland, who will choose an overall winner.
Georgia high schools’ participation in the event is coordinated by Global Achievers, a Newnan-based non-profit that offers international business education programs that link students here with pupils in classrooms around the world.
The Enterprise Olympics are organized by Careers Scotland, a career planning agency that facilitates educational exchange programs.
Participating Georgia schools include Central Education Center in Coweta County, Columbus High School in Muskogee County, Eagles Landing High School in Henry County, Griffin High School in Spalding County;
McIntosh High School, Sandy Creek High School and Starr‘s Mill High School in Fayette County and Troup County High School.
For more information, visit www.enterpriseolympics.com Contact Randee Schneider at SciTrek at (404) 522-5500, ext. 26.
Sung-yup Kim, Korea‘s ambassador to Libya, is to replace Jung-pyo Cho as consul general of Korea in Atlanta in July.
Mr. Kim joined the Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975 following his graduation from Seoul National University.
Past postings include positions at the Korean embassies in Denmark, India, Israel, Italy and Malawi. He also served as director of the Korean foreign affairs ministry’s southwest Asia division.
Mr. Cho is to depart this week for a minister of foreign affairs position at the Korean embassy in Japan.
Contact the Korean consulate here at (404) 522-1611 for additional information.