Conestoga news

February 1, 2012 2:26 PM

Win the Ultimate Party

A new contest for Ontario high school students from Colleges Ontario.

A new online contest that tests Ontario high school students’ knowledge of college will lead to one school winning a great party this spring.

The contest, Win the Ultimate Party, launched today and quizzes students about the importance of a college education. The high school with the highest percentage of its student body successfully completing the quiz will win a year-end party complete with three DJs (hip hop, house and techno, and electronica), music, food, games and door prizes.

The contest is being run by Colleges Ontario, the advocacy organization for the province’s public colleges. The contest is part of the sector’s long-term marketing efforts to encourage parents and students to learn more about college and the careers available to college graduates.

Since 2008, the colleges have been running province-wide advertising campaigns and contests that encourage students to pursue the higher learning that best fits their interests and career goals. Often, that will be one of the more than 600 programs offered at Ontario’s 24 public colleges.

The Win the Ultimate Party contest quizzes students on everything from the types of programs available at colleges to the number of graduates produced each year. It includes clues to help students do well on the test and learn more about higher education. The contest runs until March 31.