Junior Achievement Students Awarded $30,000 in Scholarships



    
    Deloitte Inspiration Awards, Peter Mansbridge Youth Leadership Award
    and Peter Mansbridge Journalism Award Presented at The Order of the
    Business Hall of Fame Companion Induction Ceremony
    

    TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Six outstanding high school students from across
Canada were recognized at the Order of the Business Hall of Fame 2009
Companion Induction Ceremonies and Gala Dinner in Toronto last night.
    Four students were awarded a $2,500 Deloitte Inspiration Award
scholarship, one recipient received the $10,000 Peter Mansbridge Youth
Leadership Award, and another received the $10,000 Peter Mansbridge Journalism
Award.

    
    The night's award winners were:

    Deloitte Inspiration Award
    -   Trent Cherak of Calgary, Alberta
    -   Chelsea Broderick of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
    -   Camille-Charlotte Gilbert-Lapointe of Longueil, Quebec
    -   Tori Zavitz of Ilderton, Ontario

    Peter Mansbridge Journalism Award
    - Tori Zavitz of Ilderton, Ontario (double winner)

    Peter Mansbridge Youth Leadership Award
    - Natasha Somani of Calgary, Alberta
    

    All students were in attendance at the Order of the Business Hall of Fame
gala to receive their awards.
    The Deloitte Inspiration Awards recognize outstanding presentations and
essays submitted by high school students across Canada involved in Junior
Achievement of Canada (JA). This year, the students were asked to submit an
essay exploring the skills and attitudes students need to develop to be
successful in the workplace.
    Presented by CBC Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge, the Peter
Mansbridge Youth Leadership Award recognizes a Junior Achievement student
whose personal accomplishments in school and the community have made a
demonstrable impact locally.
    The Peter Mansbridge Journalism Award is a post-secondary scholarship
presented to a Junior Achievement student with a passion for broadcasting and
journalism, and who exemplifies a commitment to positive change and promotes a
vision of prosperity for our nation and the world.
    The students expressed gratitude for the scholarships and support, as
well as their enthusiasm for the Junior Achievement program. "In addition to
the fundamentals of creating, running, and liquidating a business, my
experience with Junior Achievement has taught me life lessons I will never
forget," says Natasha Somani. "Those lessons include how to remain dedicated
despite obstacles, teamwork, and the importance of ethics while making a
profit."
    Adds Tori Zavitz, "Junior Achievement has allowed me to meet and interact
with new people, given me the opportunity to lead and be led, and most
importantly, provided me with the confidence, drive, and inspiration to be
successful in business and in my everyday ventures."
    In addition to the scholarship, winners received an all-expenses-paid
trip to Toronto and ticket to last night's gala dinner where they introduced
the new Canadian Business Hall of Fame Inductees.

    About The Order of the Business Hall of Fame

    Established by Junior Achievement of Canada in 1979, The Canadian
Business Hall of Fame celebrates the lifetime accomplishments of Canada's most
distinguished business leaders, past and present. Each year, Inductees are
chosen as Companions to the Business Hall of Fame for their enduring
contributions to the economic development and prosperity of Canada. Nominated
by their peers, Inductees are selected by an independent Selection Committee
representing Canada's foremost business, academic and media institutions. As
leading examples of achievement in business and in life, these individuals
have demonstrated the qualities necessary to ensure the success and
competitiveness of Canada in a global marketplace. As Companions, they become
mentors and role models for Junior Achievement students and Canada's future
business leaders. With the inauguration of the Order of the Business Hall of
Fame(TM) and the National Business Archives of Canada(TM) the Hall is now a
destination for business knowledge, information and celebration with the
mission to secure Canada's economic prosperity and competitiveness in a global
marketplace.

    About JA Canada(TM)

    For over 50 years, Junior Achievement learning experiences have helped
young Canadians discover leadership, entrepreneurial and workforce readiness
skills so they can achieve their highest potential as citizens of our global
community. Across Canada, Junior Achievement reaches over 244,000 students
annually with 14,000 dedicated business volunteers in over 400 communities
delivering a suite of nine curriculum-matched programs. Since 1955, 3 million
Canadian youth have participated in our business and entrepreneurial education
programs free-of-charge.





For further information:

For further information: (or for a photo of the Junior Achievement award
winners) contact: Camille DePutter, Cohn & Wolfe, Tel: (416) 924-5700 x 4058,
Email: camille.deputter@cohnwolfe.com

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