TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Local heroes Down With Webster return to Toronto
next month to perform at Malvern Collegiate Institute's spring prom - a
result of Malvern winning the provincewide online contest, "College
"We're excited to be playing a school in the city we grew up (and
graduated) in," said Cameron Hunter, one of the band's MCs. "I think
that everyone imagines what it would be like to revisit their high
school prom, so it should be a really great night."
The "College Sounds Great" contest was launched in December and ended
last month. Eighty-two high schools from across Ontario entered the
contest, which asked students to describe why college sounds like a
great idea to them.
The top 10 high schools with the biggest share of entries were selected
May 5 and the entries were judged by Colleges Ontario, the organization
sponsoring the contest on behalf of Ontario's 24 colleges.
Malvern's entries included a video submission set to Down With Webster's
song, Time to Win, that describes the excellent quality of
postsecondary education provided at Ontario's colleges.
"This contest was a fun way to get students thinking about their future
and the benefits of pursuing higher education," said Linda Franklin,
the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario. "We received many excellent
submissions from students across the province. It's clear that students
are thinking seriously about their next steps after high school.
"Thank you to all of the students who participated in the contest and we
congratulate Malvern on this great addition to their upcoming prom."
The College Sounds Great contest was part of the Ontario colleges'
ongoing effort to encourage students to explore the range of
postsecondary programs available at both college and university, and to
choose programs that best suit their interests and strengths.
There are more than 600 programs available at colleges throughout the
province, including programs in areas such as business, advertising,
health care, IT, the culinary arts, the skilled trades, and much more.
About 85 per cent of college graduates find employment within six
months of their graduation.
"As countless graduates throughout the province already know, college
education truly is a great way to help students fulfil their goals,"
Franklin said. "We encourage all students to explore the range of
postsecondary opportunities available today and to choose the programs
that are right for them."
SOURCE Colleges Ontario
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