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From left: Jeong Jai-heon (president of JoongAng Media Plus), Lim Dong-young, Ahn Jae-hoon, Kim Dong-kyun (executive editor of the JoongAng Daily), Park Jae-hyun, Lee Kyung-sook (vice president of Ewha Womans University), Kim Yeon-su, Oeo Tae-kyoung, Park Sung-jae and professor Yoo Sung-jin of Ewha Womans University. By Kim Jin-won

About 500 high school students and ninth-graders vied against each other from Aug. 6 to 8 during the 2010 Korea International Model Congress, which ended with six students recognized for their excellence in debating on international issues.

Among the 500 were about 30 foreign students who came to participate in the debate for the first time, including students from the United Kingdom and Australia.

Kim Yeon-su and Oeo Tae-kyoung, who attend Archbishop Wood High School and Myungduk Foreign Language High School, respectively, came out on top with the IHT-JoongAng Daily Premium Awards and were awarded round-trip tickets to the Outback and chances to participate in an international leadership camp program hosted by Melbourne University.

Another two, Park Sung-jae and Ahn Jae-hoon from Hanyoung Foreign Language High School and Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, respectively, won the Ewha Womans University Best Conference Delegate Award and one million won ($8,600) each in scholarships.

Lim Dong-young from Whimoon High School and Park Jae-hyun from Hanyoung Foreign Language High School took home 500,000 won in scholarships after winning the top conference delegate award.

The event was hosted jointly by the IHT-JoongAng Daily and Ewha Womans University.

By Christine Kim []
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