Award given to top student at each Catholic high school in Burlington, Milton, Oakville

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Published July 3, 2023 at 10:28 am

Nine graduating high school seniors, one from each Catholic school in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills, has earned an award for academic excellence.

The Halton Catholic District School Board named this year’s recipients of the Governor General Bronze Medal, awarded to the graduating student with the highest average from each secondary school.

“The recipients of the Governor General award have demonstrated ongoing dedication and commitment to academic excellence,” said John Klein, director of Education

“We wish our students continued success as they embark on their post-secondary journey and fulfill their God-given potential.”

Here is a list of the award winners:

  • Mary Avanessian, Christ the King CSS, Georgetown, 96.9 per cent
  • Madhureema Balasubramani Rupa, Bishop Reding CSS, Milton, 98.2 per cent
  • Katie Bowie, St. Ignatius of Loyola CSS, Oakville, 97 per cent
  • Katherine Colterman, Assumption CSS, Burlington, 99.37 per cent
  • Camilia Feijoo, Holy Trinity CSS, Oakville, 99.53 per cent
  • Cadence McGillicuddy, Notre Dame CSS, Burlington, 97.63 per cent
  • Hannah Monter, Corpus Christi CSS, Burlington, 98.93 per cent
  • Sujaanaa Parthipan, St. Francis Xavier CSS, Milton, 97.27 per cent
  • Lionell Pereira, St. Thomas Aquinas CSS, Oakville, 98.79 per cent

The Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the academic achievements of students across Canada for 150 years.

Lord Dufferin, Canada’s third Governor General after Confederation, created the academic medals in 1873 to encourage excellence across the nation.

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