July 10, 2015 10:42 ET

MEDIA RELEASE: Winners of AMAPCEO Public Service Essay Contest Announced

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 10, 2015) - The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) is pleased to announce the three winners of the Association's fifth annual Student Essay Contest.

Secondary school students across Ontario were invited to explore their ideas on the value of public service in our province. Entries were judged on originality, research, and knowledge of public service.

AMAPCEO President Dave Bulmer expressed the Association's commitment to encouraging education and promoting awareness of the importance of public service. "AMAPCEO is impressed by the level of submissions received this year and congratulates all three winners, as well as the many other outstanding students who participated," Bulmer commented.

AMAPCEO applauds the top three prize winners on their accomplishments:

  • Shruthi Srinivasan of Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga, who won the top prize of $750 for an essay on the role of public service in promoting social wellbeing.
  • Miao Wang of Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham, who won the second prize of $500 for a paper on the necessity of defending public service from budget cuts.
  • Maeva Ma-youh Killah of Central Peel Secondary School, Brampton, who won the third prize of $300 for an essay on the importance of public service to our communities.

The essays were judged by a panel of experienced public servants who are members of AMAPCEO: Barbara Gough, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; Sara Nemec, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services; and Nathalie Breton, Ministry of Community and Social Services.

More information about AMAPCEO and its annual essay contest can be obtained by visiting our website:

Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents over 12,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in ten cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; the Ontario Racing Commission; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner.

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