Macaulay Honors College Student Wins National “Quiz On Korea” Contest

NEW YORK, NY (August, 2012) – Tamar Herman, Macaulay Honors College student at Queens College and East Asian studies major, is the national winner of the first annual “Quiz on Korea” contest. The Korean Consulate General in New York and the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) sponsored the contest. Tamar is the winner of an all-expense paid trip to Korea. From August 22 to September 1, 2012, Tamar will be touring the country and participating in  cultural exchanges. She will also compete against contestants from 25 other countries in the final round, to be filmed in South Korea and aired on KBS television. For months, Tamar studied Korean history, and geography in preparation for the competition.

The 1st annual “Quiz on Korea” contest is an effort to raise global awareness of Korea. The government of Korea held a series of quizzes at Embassies and Consulates across 25 different nations during the spring of 2012, testing individuals on the country of Korea and its culture. The winner of each nation is travelling to Korea to participate in a final round.

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for the best and brightest students, who come from all parts of New York and around the world. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens and Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program, each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, every Macaulay student receives a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, a $7,500 study grant to pursue global learning and service opportunities, and a Cultural Passport that provides access to more than 200 museums, libraries, and other treasures around New York City. For more information about Macaulay Honors College, visit

For more information about the quiz, visit the Korean Cultural Service New York website:

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