Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:42
ACE students gathered for the Opening Ceremony
CE 2013 has officially begun! On July 29th, the seventh annual Ameson Chinese Elite Program
was kicked off with an opening ceremony hosted by Ameson Chief Representative Lica Zhang in the Main Conference Hall of the Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University.
The ceremony was attended by Ron Byrne, Vice President of Mount Allison University; Stephen Warrington, Director of Teaching at the University of Edinburgh; Xu Tong, Vice-Secretary General of the Senior High School Education Committee of the China Education Society; Cheng Ziying, Director of the China National Committee for the Wellbeing of Youth; Cai Xiaodong and Liu Xuedong ,the Principal and Vice-Principal of the hosting school; and Sean Zhang, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Ameson Foundation.
The honored guests at the ceremony
After a welcome speech from Prof. Sean Zhang, Cai Xiaodong and Ron Byrne (above) took the stage in turn to speak on the importance of innovation and how it can be included in our daily lives. Two students, Zhang Hanmin and Diana Aguilar, were then invited to represent the student body and address the students. Afterward Lica Zhang declared the official start of the program and the curtain fell on the opening ceremony as students prepared for one of the week’s highlights – a speech by renowned International Relations expert Jin Canrong.