Top grad from each Halton Catholic secondary school earns Governor General Bronze Medal


Published July 3, 2024 at 1:12 pm

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Nine graduating students from Halton Catholic District School Board secondary institutions have been awarded the Governor General Bronze Medal.

The medals are awarded to the graduating student with the highest average from each secondary school in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

“The recipients of the Governor General award have shown unwavering dedication and commitment to academic excellence. We wish our students continued success as they begin their post-secondary journey and realize their potential,” said John Klein, the Board’s director of education.

The average is calculated based on the final marks received in all Grade 11 and 12 courses, as listed on each student’s official transcript, issued by the Ministry of Education.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Thomas Antunes, Assumption CSS, Burlington, 99.53 per cent
  • Hakan Yorganci, Bishop P.F. Reding CSS, Milton, 97.20 per cent
  • Paulina Turczynska, Christ the King CSS, Georgetown, 97.90 per cent
  • Maya Pericak, Corpus Christi CSS, Burlington, 98.38 per cent
  • Cameron Massel, Holy Trinity CSS, Oakville, 99.11 per cent
  • Ashir Ahmed, St. Francis Xavier CSS, Milton, 98.33 per cent
  • Keira Golden, Notre Dame CSS, Burlington, 96.47 per cent
  • Samantha Solinas, St. Ignatius of Loyola CSS, Oakville, 96.93 per cent
  • Celine Bassaly, St. Thomas Aquinas CSS, Oakville, 97.68 per cent

For nearly 150 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals recognize the academic achievements of students across Canada.

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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