The winners of the New Brunswick ChatterHigh career exploration competition were announced today. Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault says it's never too early to start thinking about this important next step and he applauds all of the schools that participated. 

The top schools in each division are:

  • AAAA Leaderboard: Polyvalente W.-Arthur-Losier (1st), Saint John High School (2nd), Riverview High School (3rd), Kennebecasis Valley High School (4th), Fredericton High School (5th).
  • AAA Leaderboard: Carleton North High School (1st), Polyvalente Roland-Pépin (2nd), École Marie-Esther (3rd), École Sainte-Anne (4th), École Clément Cormier (5th).
  • AA Leaderboard: École Marie-Gaétane (1st), Hartland Community School (2nd), Minto Memorial High School (3rd).
  • A Leaderboard: Saint Mary’s Academy (1st), Campobello Island Consolidated School (2nd), Grand Manan Community School (3rd).

The competition, which ran from September 19 to October 28, required participants to research and answer 10 questions each day. The questions were provided by New Brunswick post-secondary institutions and related to various careers. Each correct answer earned a school one point. Schools with a similar number of students competed against each other and prize money will be allocated proportionally. This year, students answered more than 120,000 questions throughout the competition.

The Department of Post-Secondary Education and Labour is providing $5,000 for the winning schools. Finalists can use their monetary prizes at their discretion for a school-community project.

ChatterHigh founder and CEO Lee Taal encourages students to continue using ChatterHigh to explore their careers and to participate in the nationwide competition which runs until Nov. 25.