The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal acknowledges the talent of the secondary school and vocational education students who won the 2007 Outstanding Student Awards

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Added on 29 May 2007 in Press releases

Press release

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal acknowledges
the talent of the secondary school and vocational education students
who won the 2007 Outstanding Student Awards

Montreal, May 29, 2007 – Today, twelve Secondary V and vocational education students from metropolitan Montreal school boards and private educational institutions received the 2007 Outstanding Student Awards from the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.  The awards were presented during a private cocktail party preceding a business luncheon at which Suzanne Sauvage, president of Cossette Communication Group, was guest speaker.

“Education is a decisive competitive factor for major urban centres such as Montreal, and many companies and investors choose to locate here knowing they will find a competent local labour force.  We must therefore do everything possible to encourage young people to excel and to instil in them a taste for excellence and hard work.  It was with this in mind that we established the Outstanding Student Awards, a competition highlighting the efforts of the younger generation and their exceptional successes,” declared Isabelle Hudon, president and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

For the past twenty-five years, the Board of Trade has organized this annual competition to acknowledge the talent and excellence of our young people in the following four categories: Arts, Vocational Education, Social Science/Languages, and Science/Mathematics. 

“I would like to warmly congratulate the twelve winners of the Outstanding Student Awards and also highlight the quality of the work of the 58 finalists.  Once again this year, the contest attracted strong applicants.  The winners demonstrated that they have the drive and energy needed to succeed.  I would also like to point out that all the participants deserve our praise.  For these young people have shown they have the determination needed to make their mark in the world and can look forward to a bright future.  In a metropolis like Montreal, where the competition demands that companies recruit the best talents, I have no doubt they will be able to find their place,” added Hudon.

 

The Winners:

In the Arts category, the winners are:

Gold –  Constance Lévesque
Collège Sainte-Marcelline
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés

Silver – Gurveen Chadha
Lower Canada College
Quebec Association of Independant Schools

Bronze – Germain Collinge Ménard
Collège Beaubois
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés

 

In the Vocational Education Program category, the winners are:

Gold – Carl Tabib
Rosemount Technology Centre
English Montreal School Board

Silver – Olivier Francoeur
Centre Calixa-Lavallée
Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île

Bronze – Annie Guitard
École des métiers des Faubourgs de Montréal
Commission scolaire de Montréal

 

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

Gold – Cristina Daniela Ruscio
St. Thomas High School
Lester-B.-Pearson School Board

Silver – Audrey Ann Labrecque
Collège Sainte-Marcelline
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés

Bronze – Marie-Hélène Bourbonnais
Collège Charlemagne
Fédération des établissements d'enseignement privés

 

In the Science – Mathematics category, the winners are:

Gold – Alexander Winkler-Schwartz
Marymount Academy
English Montreal School Board

Silver – Rini Karmaker
John F. Kennedy High School
English Montreal School Board

Bronze – Carlie Scalesse
Villa Maria High School
Quebec Association of Independant Schools

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

The Outstanding Student Awards is made possible by the financial support of Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec, in collaboration with Alcoa, Bell, Bombardier, CN, Gowlings, Hydro‑Québec, Les Affaires, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SNC-Lavalin, SITQ 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