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04 Sep 2017 18:55:00
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SET News :SET announces winners of 2017 economic contest for primary and high school levels
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          SET News 69/2017
                                                                                
          September 4, 2017


SET announces winners of 2017 economic contest for primary and high school 
levels
BANGKOK, September 4, 2017- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Romchatra 
Foundation and partners from public and private sectors, has announced the
winners of "The Diamond Crown in Economics", an annual economic contest for
youth, with Nattacha Srithawatpong, a student from Triam Udom Suksa School
receiving trophy from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
This year' s competition held during September 2-3, 2017 at Satriwittaya 2 
School, Bangkok, could attract 5,340 applicants in primary and secondary school
levels from 1,208 schools nationwide, the highest number of participants so far
since the inception.
SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "The Diamond Crown in Economics project 
provides a stage for Thai youth to showcase their knowledge and expertise in
economics, personal finance management, as well as the sufficiency economy
philosophy and insights on life assurance.  The contest was initiated to instill
financial literacy in young people from primary, secondary to university levels
while encouraging educational institutions to incorporate financial literacy
and economic training in their curriculum. It is part of SET's effort to upgrade
the economic knowledge in Thailand to reach internationally-recognized
standard. This is in line with SET's 'To Make the Capital Market Work for
Everyone' vision."
Organized for nine consecutive years, the contest has drawn increasing attention
from educational institutions and students every year and a total of over
30,000 entrants from 8,000 educational institutions have participated so far.
The competition helps lay down the foundation in economic and financial
management for young Thais by sowing quality seeds for the country's sustainable
 growth.

The winners of the 9th Diamond Crown in Economics 2017 are:
-    Gold medalist in junior primary level
Warunya Vongvijitvanit, Mater Dei School
-    Gold medalist in senior primary level
Tanupat Trakulthongchai, Vajiravudh College
-    Gold medalist in junior high school level
Pornnicha Sowalertrat, Kasetsart University Laboratory School, Center for 
Educational Research and Development
-    Gold medalist in senior high school level
Nattacha Srithawatpong, from Triam Udom Suksa School

The top prize is the royal trophy of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn granted
to the winner in senior high school category, in addition to other prizes
including a gold medal, scholarship and certificate. On top of that, the top
three high school-level winners, together with their teachers, will be entitled
to study trips abroad.

"The 9th Diamond Crown in Economics" contest is organized by SET, Romchatra 
Foundation, Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Economics, Satriwittaya 2
School, The Thai Life Assurance Association, Capital Market Development Fund
Foundation, Siam Commercial Bank Economic Intelligence Center and President
Bakery pcl.

The university-level competition will be held on October 8, 2017 at 
Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Interested students can apply now until
September 24 via www.set.or.th/phetecon . For more information, please contact
SET Contact Center at tel: 02-009 9999.




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