Area high school students invited to participate in WTC Association Day

The World Trade Center Tacoma invites Pierce County high school students, ages 14-18, to express their thoughts through writing or art how they would promote global peace and stability through trade.

The top 15 entries in each category (essay and art) will be displayed at the World Trade Center Tacoma.

First, second and third place entries will be selected from each category. First place entries will be: 1) a guest of the World Trade Center Tacoma Association Day luncheon on June 12 2) presenting his/her essay or artwork at the luncheon 3) receive a tour for his/her participating class at the Port of Tacoma and the World Trade Center Tacoma and 4) awarded a $75 cash prize.

The selection committee will be made up of prominent community leaders and members of the Pierce County and Tacoma Arts Commission. The event is co-sponsored by Columbia Bank.

All entries must be submitted no later than 4 p.m., May 16, to the World Trade Center Tacoma, at: Attn: World Trade Center Association Day High School Event Committee; 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd., Suite 309; Tacoma, WA 98424.
The writing and art entries are a part of commemorating the second annual “World Trade Center Association Day,” held in June.

There are over 300 active World Trade Centers in 91 countries around the world.

World Trade Centers will display their unity and illustrate their efforts to promote “Global Peace and Stability Through Trade.”

Each World Trade Center will commemorate the occasion with activities, speakers, lunches, contests, awards and/or other events that not only highlight their country’s culture but also promote the World Trade Center Association’s campaign of peace via trade.

In addition to the writing and art entries, the World Trade Center Tacoma will host a luncheon featuring an exclusive appearance by guest speaker Dr. Gene Huang, chief economist of FedEx and managing director of the company’s economic and industry analysis group.

He will discuss current and future global economic and financial indicators and how this influences the balance of trade and peace throughout the world.

The June 12 luncheon will be held at the Tacoma Club. For more information, please call 253/383-9474.