Two Mississauga High School Graduates Tied For Top Grade Average

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Nobody's perfect, but two Mississauga students came pretty darn close with a grade average just a few decimal points short of 100%.

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announced its top high school graduates for this year, the Mississauga News reports. The two students tied for the highest average of 99.3% are Daniel Sequeira from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School and George Eisa from St. Marcellinus Secondary School.

Sequeira, who will be going to Western University this year to study medicine, confessed he was more of an average student until Grade 10. That was when his science teacher, Ms. Catherine O'Keefe, inspired him to work harder.

“She really taught me how to learn effectively because she spent so much time working with me, making sure I understood all of the concepts,” Sequeira told The News. “And that really turned me into the student that I am today.”

Eisa will be studying software engineering at University of Waterloo, starting this September.

Two other top students are Nicholas Bianco and Luke Seewald, with grade averages of 98.5 and 97.5, respectively.

“We congratulate and celebrate George, Daniel, Nicholas and Luke for their remarkable achievements,” education director Marianne Mazzorato said in a statement last week. “It takes tremendous dedication and focus to achieve marks like these and they deserve to be celebrated.”

In total, there are 3,278 Ontario scholars in the Catholic board this year who finished Grade 12 with an average of 80% or more. Well done to all the students who worked hard and studied hard this year!

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