CPABC in Focus July/August 2016 - Page 9

NOTES & NEWS CPABC Hosts Inaugural COIN Competition CPABC hosted its first annual High School COIN Competition on May 14, 2016, inviting high school students from across the province to show off their accounting acumen. The Competition consisted of a 65-question multiple-choice exam focused on introductory accounting and business concepts. In total, 94 high school students from 31 high schools across the province competed. The top 10 participants and their guests were later invited to attend an awards luncheon in Vancouver on May 28, where they heard Mandeep Mann, CPA, CGA, incoming chair of CPABC’s Vancouver Chapter, speak about her path to the CPA designation and describe the breadth of exciting career opportunities available for CPAs in business and accounting. The top 12 participants, listed top right, were awarded cash prizes. For winning first prize, Haider Abrar also helped his school, Mount Douglas Secondary, win a cash prize. We want to congratulate all of the students who participated in the COIN Competition for their hard work. We hope to see many of them at other CPABC recruitment events and competitions in the future! Place Name School City 1 Haider Abrar Mount Douglas Secondary Victoria 2 Yu-Heng Hsia Fleetwood Park Secondary Surrey 3 Da Hea Kim Moscrop Secondary Burnaby 4 Nathan Yip Windermere Secondary Vancouver 5 Danielle Divino Fleetwood Park Secondary Surrey 6 Jason Ng Moscrop Secondary Burnaby 7 (tie) Adam Tran Sir Charles Tupper Secondary Vancouver 7 (tie) Jasdeep Toor Dasmesh Punjabi School Abbotsford 8 Annie Li Prince of Wales Secondary Vancouver 9 (tie) Ingrid Mo Steveston-London Secondary Richmond 9 (tie) Haley Waldhaus Mark R. Isfeld Secondary Courtenay 10 Moscrop Secondary Burnaby Dzhamaldin Vaninov 2 3 1 4 1. Sharon Hummel, manager of student recruitment & market development for CPABC, presents Haider Abrar with the award for achieving first place in the inaugural COIN Competition. 2. Students, guests, and CPABC staff take the opportunity to chat before guest speaker Mandeep Mann takes the podium. 3. Mandeep Mann, CPA, CGA, incoming chair of CPABC's Vancouver Chapter, tells students about the benefits of having a CPA designation. 4. Students and guests play a game of “CPA bingo” for a chance at a door prize. Photos by Erich Saide. For more photos of this event, visit CPABC’s Flickr page at CPABC in Focus • July/August 2016 9