Certified Management Accountants award $10,000 to Lambton Kent Secondary Schools in first Annual "Make !t Happen" Contest

    Competition helps students make informed career choices both 2007 winning
    schools from same education board district

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA
Ontario) is excited to announce the results of the first annual "Make !t
Happen" contest: Tilbury District High School and Northern Collegiate in
Sarnia, both of the Lambton Kent District School Board, finished in the top
two positions ahead of 15 other secondary schools in Ontario.
    Each winning school will receive a prize of $5,000 to support a special
project proposed by the winning team of students, to improve the quality of
their school life.
    Designed with the assistance of teachers, the CMA Ontario "Make !t
Happen" program helps students, their parents, guidance counsellors and
business teachers answer important career choice questions, including the
overriding question on a student's mind, "will I like it?"
    The 2007 contest brought to the fore a number of important secondary
school issues, which ranged from infrastructure improvements, to increasing
school resources, to ways to improve school spirit.
    Tilbury will use the $5,000 award to support development of its business
studies program, with use of a dedicated classroom, while Northern Collegiate
will improve the school's fitness room and apparatus, with the goal of
encouraging a healthy student lifestyle.
    "The CMA Ontario Selection Committee expressed the students who submitted
winning proposals were both thorough and creative in their submission, which
included important elements of management, strategy and accounting for the
project, as per the CMA Ontario guidelines," said Deborah Clarke, Regional
Director of Marketing and Communications, CMA Ontario. "Lambton Kent District
School Board is to be congratulated that both winning proposals are from
students at their schools."

    Editor's note:

    (*) Group photos of cheque presentations to the winning teams are
        available from RICK HALL PR. Teams appear at their individual schools
        with members of the Lambton Kent District School Board, teachers and
        other students; photo for Northern Collegiate will be available
        Monday, June 11, Tilbury District High School Monday, June 18.

    About CMA Ontario

    Certified Management Accountants of Ontario is a self-governing
professional organization that awards the Certified Management Accountant
(CMA) designation to qualified candidates in Ontario. With 16,000 certified
and 4,000 student members, CMA Ontario is an integral part of a profession
that is 47,000 members strong across Canada and around the world. The leaders
in Strategic Management Accounting, CMAs adhere to a strict code of ethics and
rigorous standards to uphold the protection of public interest.

For further information:

For further information: Sharon Armstrong, Vice President, Maketing and
Communications, CMA Ontario, Direct: (416) 204-3118, Cell: (416) 885-8073,
sarmstrong@cma-ontario.org; Rick Hall, Principal, RICK HALL PR, Direct: (416)
967-0751, Cell: (647) 219-0691, rickhall@rickhallpr.com

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