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December 20, 2010 1:24 PM

Area Students can win Down With Webster Concert for their Prom

Secondary school students in the Waterloo Wellington area have the chance to compete in a province-wide contest to have Down With Webster perform at their spring prom.

The band will perform a concert in June for the Ontario secondary school that wins a new online contest - College Sounds Great - that launched early in December. The contest encourages students to describe why college education is an excellent postsecondary option: the 10 schools with the largest share of entries will be finalists for the winning concert.

Students can enter the contest by submitting a photo and a 50 to 250 word paragraph, or by making a video, explaining why "college sounds great." Entries will be submitted on the website:

The 10 schools with the highest percentage of their student body entering the contest will be selected as finalists on May 5, 2011. Judges will review the entries and announce the winning school on May 12.

To improve their chance of winning, students are encouraged to get their schools behind the project and encourage as many students as possible to submit entries.

The winning school gets Down With Webster to play at its prom (or a similar event) on June 18. Down With Webster is one of Canada's hottest bands, known for such hits as Your Man.

The College Sounds Great contest is 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. Colleges offer a wide range of programs in such areas as business, advertising, health care, IT, the culinary arts, skilled trades and many more.

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