13th round of the Olympiad was won by Wiktor Skowroński, a student of Non-public General Senior High School No. 40 in Warsaw. The central-level competition took place at Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw on April 5. Twenty five winners were selected from among over 13,000 senior-high school students participating in the competition.
“Participation in that competition is a great adventure and an opportunity to develop. On the one hand, we get theoretical knowledge on such issues as marketing, economics or finance, and on the other – practical knowledge in the scope of the art of presentation and team work. The Olympiad makes also a great opportunity to meet interesting people. And, what is important as well, knowledge and experience gained thanks to the Olympiad are a significant investment when you look from the perspective of professional career we shall start in near future,” the winner says.
The winner’s tutor, Zygmunt Kawecki is very proud of his student. “First, I would like to ask a question: Is economics fascinating or boring? For Wiktor Skowroński, who ranked 1st in the 13th round of Entrepreneurship Olympiad, participation in that competition was a fascinating adventure which was crowned with a full success. The slogan of this-year’s edition of the Olympiad was Business Success – People, Image, Strategy, and Wiktor gained success, met many interesting people and adopted a strategy that let him to succeed. Wiktor’s victory in Entrepreneurship Olympiad is his own, and he had to work very hard to achieve it. He is a student who can set a goal for himself, and pursue it, reach it and…not rest on his laurels. He is an independent and timid student, but if there is something he doesn’t know, he will work hard to learn it. He knows that one has to work hard to achieve a success. Without support and direction, it would be difficult to reach the goal he had set for himself. He knew how to use these, and therefore he deserves congratulations even more.” The winner’s result was 115 points out of 135 to be scored.
The central eliminations were composed of three stages. Firstly the students had to do the test checking their knowledge of economics and management, which also required excellent orientation in issues linked with the slogan of the this-year’s edition of the Olympiad – Business Success – People, Image, Strategy, and in current events in economics and business. Next they had to write an essay. In the second stage of the competition, 25 contestants who scored best in the test had to prepare their speech on a randomly selected theme, and next present it to the Commission.
The universities of economics co-organizing the Olympiad offer significantly simplified qualification procedure to the winners and participants in the Finals. Moreover, 25 finalists and their tutors receive very attractive prizes, and the winners’ schools will receive the sets of publications allowing to prepare for the next round of the Olympiad.
The list of winners and the central elimination test are available on www.olimpiada.edu.pl.
The Olympiad is organized by the Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education. The co-organizers are the following universities of economics: Warsaw School of Economics and universities of economics in Katowice, Kraków, Poznań, and Wrocław.
The Main Partners are: the National Bank of Poland, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, and the Ministry of National Education.
The initiative is also supported among others by Difin Publishing House, Plagiat.pl, the Educational Enterprise Foundation, Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Employers of Poland, and the Business Centre Club Student Forum. The media patrons are Głos Nauczycielski
For more information contact Office of the Entrepreneurship Olympiad, tel. 22 564 9725