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

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.

2021 Governor General Recipients

Student​​​Secondary School​​Average Achieved
David John Colterman​ Assumption Catholic Secondary School, Burlington 97.73%
Aditi Rajnish ​​​Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School​, Milton 99.31%
Jamie Lee Stumpf​ Christ the King Catholic Secondary School, Georgetown 98.10%
Katelyn Harness​ Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School, Burlington 98.57%
Giovanna Rosa Gerada​ Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School​, Oakville 98.94%
Ava DeySt. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School, Milton ​96.36%
Kyumin (Clara) Kim​ Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, Burlington​ 97.89%
Rylan Donohoe​ St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School, Oakville​ 99.11%
Jessie Peng​ St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School​, Oakville​98.18%

“The recipients of the Governor General award have demonstrated ongoing dedication and commitment to academic excellence. We wish our students continued success as they embark on their post-secondary journey and fulfill their God-given potential.”

– Pat Daly, Director of Education ​

Quick Facts

  • For over 130 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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