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Congratulating 20 exceptional students for their efforts inside and out of the classroom OTTAWA, April 30 /CNW/ - Join TD Canada Trust to honour 20 of Canada's most impressive high school students as they are awarded the prestigious TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership. Now in its 12th year, this year's exclusive scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown leadership through their work in a variety of areas, including local employment programs, environmental cleanups, support groups and family service initiatives. One of the top scholarship programs in Canada, the TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership awards students full post-secondary tuition, $5,000 a year toward living expenses and an offer of summer employment at TD Canada Trust for up to four years - a total value of up to $60,000 each. Just a few of the initiatives this year's winners have taken on include: the formation of a volunteer translation service for new immigrants seeking employment; the development of a lie detector test with an accuracy of 100 per cent; and the creation of a group that partners with local businesses to deal with a variety of environmental issues. WHAT: Homegrown leaders will be recognized for their academic achievements and outstanding contributions in communities across Canada. WHO: Following the scholarship presentation ceremony, one-on-one interviews are available with: - Scholarship winners from across the country - Tim Hockey, Group Head Personal Banking and Co-Chair, TD Canada Trust - Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer, Keynote Speaker WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - Media Registration: 11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Scholarship Presentation Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - One-on-One Interviews: 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. WHERE: Fairmont Château Laurier Adam Room 1 Rideau Street Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7 (613) 241-1414 For further information: Elynn Wareham, GCI Group, (416) 486-5910, (416) 697-5414 (cell),; Jill Quinn, GCI Group, (416) 486-5906,

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