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Minnesota Society of CPAs celebrates Elijah Watt Sells Award winners

MINNEAPOLIS (June 2, 2023) — The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) celebrates two winners of the Elijah Watt Sells Award. The Elijah Watt Sells Award was established by the American Institute of CPAs in 1923 to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA Exam. In 2022, more than 67,000 individuals took the exam with 50 scoring high enough to receive the award. Of those 50, two individuals have ties to Minnesota.
MNCPA member Kaarin Kontio Evens is a graduate of Macalester College with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Master of Science in chemistry from University of Wisconsin, Madison (with additional business coursework at Augsburg University). Evens is employed with Lottsa Tax and Accounting Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Maddison Sumners is a graduate of Bethel University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance. Sumners is employed with Deloitte LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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