Milton student named winner of ‘prestigious’ Chris Hadfield Bursary


Published June 13, 2024 at 6:37 pm

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Grade 12 student Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School student Lauren Goodwin has been awarded one of the most “esteemed” high school awards in Halton. HDSB PHOTO

A Milton student’s achievements in the classroom, as well as on the softball diamond and volleyball court, has earned her one of the most “esteemed” high school awards in Halton.

Lauren Goodwin, a Grade 12 student at Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School, has been awarded the Chris Hadfield Bursary.

“Lauren’s achievements and character embody the high standards set by this honour, which recognizes excellence in academics, sports, and community involvement,” said the Halton Catholic District School Board.

Goodwin finished her graduation year with a 90 percent average, excelling in both the sciences and English. She was also a standout in school sports, gaining “numerous” accolades in volleyball and softball.

Serving a captain, her leadership on and off the court, fields and diamond earned her “the admiration and respect of her teammates, coaches, and teachers.”

Goodwin was also committed to fostering inclusivity at the school and did volunteer work helping fellow students in Bishop Reding’s Life Skills classes.

The teenager will be attending the University of Guelph beginning this fall, where she plans to study Animal Biology.

“Her aspiration to explore the field of animal science reflects her passion for learning and commitment in making a difference,” said the HDSB in the announcement.

Named after the famous Canadian astronaut, the Chris Hadfield Bursary recognizes students who excel in academics, sports, and demonstrate exemplary conduct.

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