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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Halton Catholic Board Announces Recipients of the 2018 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. 

2018 HCDSB Recipients of the Governor General Medal​

Student​​ ​Secondary School ​Average Achieved
Ingrid Schwecht ​Assumption Catholic Secondary School, Burlington ​96.07%
Audrey Esemezie ​Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School, Milton ​96.6%
​Kristen Arnold ​Christ the King Catholic Secondary School, Georgetown ​95.67%
​Ryan Sernoskie​  ​Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School, Burlington ​99.2%
​Ireneo Membrere ​Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Oakville ​97.3%
​Amna Ahmed Usmani ​Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School, Milton ​95.75% 
​Natalie Mason ​Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, Burlington ​97.86%
​Daniel Rodriguez ​St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School, Oakville ​95.3%
Henry Mann​ ​St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Oakville ​98.2%


“We are tremendously proud of the academic achievements of our students. Receiving the Governor General’s Bronze Medal is truly a noteworthy accomplishment, which speaks to the perseverance and commitment to excellence of the student recipients. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these students and wish them all the best in their future 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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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246 
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159 

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