Press release: The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal presents the twelve winners of the 2003 Outstanding Student Awards

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Added on 13 May 2003 in Press releases

Press release

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal presents the twelve winners of the 2003 Outstanding Student Awards

Montreal, May 13, 2003 - Twelve Secondary V and vocational education students from metropolitan Montreal school boards and private educational institutions today received an Outstanding Student Award 2003 from the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.  The awards were presented during a business luncheon at which Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, was guest speaker.

“The prosperity of Greater Montreal depends on the quality of the training of all its human resources.  We must never forget that these students are the future of our economy, and its development and influence are based on knowledge,” declared Benoit Labonté, president of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. 

For the past twenty-one years, the Board of Trade has organized an annual Outstanding Student Award competition to acknowledge the excellence of our young people in the following four categories: Arts, Social Sciences/Languages, Science/Mathematics, and Vocational Education. 

“I would like to congratulate the winners as well as the 73 finalists in the 21st edition of this annual competition.  These young people have demonstrated competencies and creativity, and their talent reflects well on the family members and teachers who have trained them.  They are fine representatives of the next generation,” added Mr. Labonté.

The winners:

In the Arts category , the winners are:

Gold – Marie-Ève Langelier
Commission scolaire de Montréal
École secondaire Joseph-François-Perrault

Silver – Sarah-Jane Turcot
Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île
École secondaire Henri-Bourassa

Bronze – Patrick Brennan
Lester-B.- Pearson School Board
Lakeside Academy

In the Social sciences – Languages category , the winners are:

Gold – Helena Evangeliou
Lester-B.- Pearson School Board
St. Thomas High School

Silver – Laurence Gévry-Fortier
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

Bronze – Daniel Christopher Orsi
English Montreal School Board
Laurier McDonald High School

In the Sciences – Mathematics category , the winners are:

Gold – Andrea Blotsky
Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)
Queen of Angels Academy

Silver – Salvatore Mottillo
English Montreal School Board
Laurier McDonald High School

Bronze – Adrian Florea
Commission scolaire de Montréal
École secondaire Saint-Luc

In the Vocational education category , the winners are:

Gold – Jean-Pierre Gobeil
Commission scolaire de Montréal
École des métiers des Faubourgs de Montréal

Silver – Cristina Covello
English Montreal School Board
Rosemount Technology Centre

Bronze – Patrick Reid
Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
Centre de formation professionnelle de Lachine

The gold, silver, and bronze medallists received a gold, silver, or bronze plaque, as well as scholarships of $1,000, $700, and $300 respectively.  This competition highlights the academic achievements, personal attributes and team spirit of our future executives, entrepreneurs, specialists and technicians.

The Outstanding Student Awards is made possible by the financial support of Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec, the major sponsorship, and in association with the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec, the Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse, Pfizer Canada Inc. and The Gazette.

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has more than 7,000 members. Its mission is to be the leading group representing the interests of the Greater Montreal business community.  Its objectives are to maintain, at all times, relevance to its membership, credibility towards the public and influence towards government and decision-makers.

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Information:
Sylvie Paquette
Coordinator, Media relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015
spaquette@ccmm.qc.ca