Two local students selected for Shad Valley program

Two Abbotsford students have been selected from among more than 1,000 applicants across Canada to attend the award-winning Shad Valley program in July 2011.

Two Abbotsford students have been selected from among more than 1,000 applicants across Canada to attend the award-winning Shad Valley program in July 2011.

Yong Jeong and Julie Se, both Yale Secondary students, will participate in the month-long program that takes place at 10 universities across Canada.

Staying in residence, 500 students attend lectures, workshops and team-building activities that focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology.

A key part of the program is a national competition in which student teams prepare business plans, complete patent searches and design prototypes for a mock start-up venture.

Students are selected for Shad Valley from Grade 10, 11 and 12 and must have high academic achievement, volunteer experience, strong leadership skills and and an entrepreneurial mind.