Press release: The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal unveils the names of the 2005 Outstanding Student Awards winners

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Added on 17 May 2005 in Press releases

Press release


The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal unveils the names
of the 2005 Outstanding Student Awards winners

Montreal , May 17, 2005 – Twelve Secondary V and vocational education students from metropolitan Montreal school boards and private educational institutions today received an Outstanding Student Award 2005 from the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. The awards were presented during a private cocktail preceding a business luncheon at which Robert Tessier, president and CEO, Gaz Métro, was guest speaker.

“We live in an age where the creation of wealth depends on the mastery and innovative application of knowledge. Education is a decisive competitive factor for major urban centres like Montreal , and the competence of the local labour force is a major location criterion for many companies and investors. It is therefore essential that our education system succeed in transmitting to students a taste for excellence. It was with this in mind that, more than twenty years ago, we established the Outstanding Student Awards program to celebrate the exceptional successes of our younger generation,” declared Isabelle Hudon, president and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

Since twenty-three years, the Board of Trade has organized the annual Outstanding Student Award competition to acknowledge the excellence of our young people in the following four categories: Science - Mathematics, Arts, Social sciences - Languages and Vocational Education.

“I would like to warmly congratulate all the 69 finalists in the 23 rd edition of this competition among whom twelve winners demonstrated remarkable ability. Their success pays eloquent homage not only to their talent and perseverance but also to all those who played an active role in their education. We can be proud of this upcoming generation; they are a guarantee of our future prosperity,” added Hudon.

The winners:

In the Science - Mathematics category, the winners are:

Gold – Rocco Portaro
English Montreal School Board
Vincent Massey Collegiate

Silver – Arjuna Rajakumar
Lester-B.-Pearson School Board
Lakeside Academy

Bronze – Bojana Radovanovic
Commission scolaire de Montréal
Académie De Roberval

In the Artscategory, the winners are:

Gold – Erica Kader
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés
Collège de l'Ouest de l'Île

Silver – Marie-Claire Lévesque
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés
Collège Beaubois

Bronze – Majenta Whyte Potter-Mäl
Quebec Association of Independant Schools
The Study

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

Gold – Véronique Fournier
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés
Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

Silver – Zachary Masoud
English Montreal School Board
Laurier Macdonald High School

Bronze – Stéphanie Robinson
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés
Collège Beaubois

In the Vocational Education Program category, the winners are:

Gold – Julie Leblond
Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île
Centre professionnel Calixa-Lavallée

Silver – Yvan De Lafontaine
Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
Centre intégré de mécanique, de métallurgie et d'électricité

Bronze – Ryan Kochen
English Montreal School Board
Saint Pius X Culinary Institute

The gold, silver, and bronze medallists received scholarships of $1,000, $700, and $300 respectively, as well as a gold,silver, or bronze plaque, as well as. In addition to academic achievements, this competition highlights 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, Bombardier, Air Canada, Alcoa Canada, Aon Parizeau, Bell, Diners Club International Canada, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SNC-Lavalin Group, and The Gazette.

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of the Greater Montreal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec 's leading private economic development organization.

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