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Ghana’s DStv Star Awards winning poster goes into space

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Ghana’s winning poster for the 2011 Multichoice Eutelsat Star Awards, by Michael Yeboah, will be soon launched into space on a Eutelsat satellite. Earlier this year, Michael, a former student of Konongo Odumasi Senior High School, visited the Eutelsat’s headquarters in France with his father as part of his prize for emerging winner for the best poster for last years Star Awards. The aim of the Awards is to inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high-school students, to create awareness on how science and technology can be applied to everyday life, and to show the many ways that satellites already impact on the development of the African continent. Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat Communications, said that the first edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards was a resounding success, attracting over 800 entries from across Africa.  He stated that Eutelsat was delighted to again partner in the 2012 awards with the shared objective of harnessing the allure of space to get young Africans excited about science and technology.  “The 2011 winners, Mary Musimire and Michael Yeboah, who both visited us in Paris impressed us with the quality of their work and we look forward to again showcase emerging new talent in the 2012 awards” he said. Entries for the 2012 Awards have closed and the judges are hard at work assessing the entries.  Multichoice Ghana hopes there will be another winner from Ghana this year.]]>

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