Virginian Earns Top Honors on CPA Exam


Of the 59,000 candidates who sat for the two-day CPA exam in November 2002, Melinda DeCorte, left, of Arlington, Virginia, earned the highest combined score on all four sections, winning the Elijah Watts Sells gold medal. The other Sells awards went to Yu Duan of Beijing, People’s Republic of China, who placed second, winning a silver medal, and Ajit V.L. Sequeira of Bombay, India, who received the third-place bronze medal.

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