Morgan Stanley and UNICEF Announce U.S. Delegates to the 2007 Junior 8 Competition
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and UNICEF are pleased to announce the winning teens chosen to participate on behalf of the United States in the 2007 Junior 8 Competition. Students from The Harker School in San Jose, California were selected from more than 500 entrants to represent the United States in the international competition. The team will be traveling to Germany in June.
Junior 8 ("J8") is the youth event linked to the G8 Summit and was jointly developed by Morgan Stanley and UNICEF. The J8 program provides free, multi-lingual resources on topical global issues to teachers and students worldwide, and enables young people ages 13 to 17 to become involved in the topics that concern the G8 countries and the broader global community. Drawing from their knowledge, understanding and perspectives of these global issues, student teams compete via an essay contest for the opportunity to represent their country at the J8 Summit.
For 2007, the German G8 Presidency and the regional government are hosting the J8 Summit in Wismar, Germany, from June 3-9, 2007. The Summit will be attended by 64 young people from the G8 countries selected by a joint process developed by Morgan Stanley and UNICEF, and 10 young people from other parts of the world selected by UNICEF. The selection process ran from January-March 2007 and was open to all young people, age 13 to 17, in the G8 countries. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to include a meeting with J8 delegates in the official G8 agenda in 2007.
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