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Monday, July 10, 2017
Halton Catholic Board Announces Recipients of the 2017 Governor General Bronze Medal

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 Grade 12 courses, as listed on the student’s official Transcript, issued by the Ministry of Education.

2017 HCDSB Recipients of the Governor General Medal

​​​Secondary School ​​Average Achieved
​Piera Rooke ​ Assumption Catholic Secondary School, Burlington  95.79%
Sophie Jurus  ​Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School, Milton  95.8%
​Marta Kraguljac ​ Christ the King Catholic Secondary School, Georgetown  ​94.88%
Katarina Camacho ​ Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School, Burlington  98.21%
​Ashlee Azizudin ​ Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Oakville  96.69%​
​Dua Alam  Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School, Milton  ​96.2%
Chris Choi ​ Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, Burlington ​ 98.13%
Carolyn Anne Hotchkiss ​ St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School, Oakville ​ 95.80%
​Myra Luetke ​ St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Oakville ​ 96.94%


"This medal of honour is a reflection of the academic perseverance and commitment to excellence demonstrated in our award recipients. We wish our students continued success as they embark on their post-secondary education, and in their future career endeavours." - Paula Dawson, 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. 
  • For more information and a list of recipients, please visit:

The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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