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Three York Region students win $500 York District CPA Awards

Winners attend Richmond Hill and Thornhill high schools

York Region, Ontario (June 5, 2015) –Three York Region students are the winners of the eleventh annual York District CPA Awards and the $500 prize money that goes with each award. The York District Chartered Professional Accountants’ Association launched the York District CPA Award to give high school students considering a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant the opportunity to compete, have fun and earn some cash prizes.

The winners are:

  • Cindy Huang of St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Thornhill
  • Tara Spence of St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, Richmond Hill
  • Thomas Chan of Richmond Hill High School

Applicants for the York District CPA Award submitted an essay (maximum 300 words) on how the CPA designation would help them achieve success in the world of business. Winning entries demonstrated knowledge of the skills, attributes and attitudes required for success as a CPA. The essays were evaluated based on research demonstrated, creativity, spelling, grammar and effectiveness of writing style.

The top three students will receive a cheque for $500 donated by the York District Chartered Professional Accountants’ Association. The awards will be formally presented by Umair Tasadduq, CPA, CA, at a luncheon at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario’s office in Toronto on Tuesday, June 9.

About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 84,000 members and 20,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Certified General Accountants (CGAs), Certified Management Accountants (CMAs) and Chartered Accountants (CAs) are now unified under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.

For more information, please contact:
Perry Jensen
Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
416-969-4271 or 1-800-387-0735, ext. 4271

Photos will be available on June 11.