CPA Ontario announces winners of 2016 COIN Competition

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CPA Ontarioannounced on Friday that Logan Joyce, of Kingston's Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, placed first in theChartered Professional Accountants of Ontario's 2016 COIN Competition.The organization held its annual competition on May 4 this year, which looks to give high school students considering a CPA career the opportunity to complete a 75-question, multiple-choice quiz.

For finishing first, Joyce received $1,500 and attended an Honour Roll luncheon in Toronto on June 8.

"CPA Ontario offers the opportunity to participate in the COIN Competition to high school students across Ontario and this year more than 200 students from over 90 schools took part," said Vicki Liederman, director, student recruitment at CPA Ontario, in a statement. "This popular and highly competitive event is designed to inspire students to think about how a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant might be the right choice for them."

Additionally, the second and third place winners received $1,000 and $500, respectively, with their high schools receiving matching amounts. The rest of the Top 10 Honour Roll members received $100 each and an invitation to the awards luncheon.

The top 10 2016 COIN Competition finalists were as follows:

1st - Logan Joyce - Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Kingston
2nd - Jacob van Voorst - Abbey Park High School, Oakville
3rd - Dixon Wong - Markville Secondary School, Markham
4th - Andi Li - Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
5th - Bill Shu - Unionville High School, Unionville
6th - Jasmine Xiao - Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham
7th - Tim Li - Woburn Collegiate Institute, Scarborough
8th - Brad Akbarpour - Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
9th - Steven Lin - Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
10th - Stephanie Shen Gu - Markham District High School, Markham

CPA Ontario serves more than 85,000 members and 19,000 students across a wide range of public accounting, business, finance, government, and non-profits.

For more on CPA Ontario, visit their site here.

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