Loretto Abbey C.S.S.
University of Toronto at Scarborough Academic Award
Joyce is an all-round student whose excellence in the sciences, math, arts, languages and social sciences have garnered many awards. A top student in her grade throughout high school, she has been recognized with the Academic Excellence, Mathematics and Civics Awards.
Joyce held various positions to instil her passion for science to her peers. She was the Science Club president and Head Organizer of the First Annual Science Olympics. She competed in the York Science Olympics, University of Toronto Space Station Design Competition, Toronto Science Fairs, Canada Wide Science Fair and Euclid Contest. Her engineering project won gold in 2002, her psychology project, silver in 2005, at the Toronto Science Fairs. She has attended numerous scientific enrichment programs for molecular biology and bioengineering.
Joyce’s excellence extends into the arts. She completed Grade 10 piano, designed costumes for Theatre Brébeuf, edited the school newspaper and achieved a 97% average in her final year.
Sir John A. MacDonald C.I.
Murphy & Chung Chartered Accountants Athletic Award
Lilian represents “excellence in all aspects of her life, most particularly as an athlete” says her teacher. She has a rich and varied athletic background and a talent for playing and coaching. Among her favourite sports are football, field hockey, flag football, volleyball, soccer and basketball, not only as a player but also captain, MVP and member of the Athletic Council. She has played key positions for her teams at many city, regional and provincial competitions for field hockey, volleyball and soccer.
Her achievements have been recognized with the Collard Cup for excellence in athletics, the Warren Campbell Memorial Award, Rookie of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, a nomination for the City Pulse Athlete of the week and the Lillian Macdonald’s Athlete of the Year for two years. She made school history by being the first student to receive all three of the highest athletic awards.
Lilian’s love of sports extends into the community where she volunteers her time coaching boys’ basketball and at the annual NBA Hoop It Up 3 on 3 tournaments. Although she maintained academic honours throughout high school while balancing night school, a part-time job and volunteering, she cannot imagine a day without sports.
The Bishop Strachan School
Little Pear Garden Collective Arts Award
As a child, Macy doodled on napkins and clanked tunes on an upright piano. Now in first year at university, she has become an accomplished flute and piano player, an artist, a published writer of short stories and poetry, and a photographer.
Macy completed the Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT Performer’s exam in piano and Grade 10 exam in flute. Not only has Macy been in the senior band, senior choir, pit band for the muscial, “West Side Story”, and stage band, she is the primary flautist with the Overseas Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Grace United Symphonic Band. Her commitment to these two ensembles extends beyond rehearsels and performances. As the Orchestra Secretary, Macy has shown her leadership in the orchestra and on the governing committee.
Her interest and skills in visual arts have helped her as the assistant editor of the school yearbook and cartoonist for the school newsletter. She received the Outstanding Cartoon Award from the American Scholastic Association. Among her other awards are the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation’s Excellence Award, Canadian Merit Scholarship, Dr. Sim Fai Liu Award for Outstanding Acheivedment and Wendy’s Classic Achievers Scholarship Award. For Macy, “music and art are the pillars of her life. they are her muse, her motivations.”
Albert Campbell C.I.
Toronto Mandarin Lions Club Community Services Award
Anita, an advocate of youth rights and anti-racism, has voiced her concerns as a member of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, Toronto District School Board’s Super Council and United Way of Greater Toronto Student Cabinet. She strongly believes in the betterment of her community as a life-long commitment. She is the Communications Director for Power Unit, a youth group that promotes cultural unity. As Co-Head of Empowered Students Partnership, she provided leadership for a coalition between Toronto police officers and students. She has volunteered with the Kids Help Phone and the Toronto Public Library’s Youth Advisory Group.
Anita wants to pursue a career in broadcast journalism so she participates in all things relating to this dream. In addition to working part-time at CTV, Anita has written for various publications, including Verve Girl Magazine, News by Teens International, and Young People’s Press. She was the Editor-in-Chief and Co-editor of the high school yearbook and newspaper.
Her other volunteer activities include cleaning up the environment, reading to children in a Reading Buddy program, leading tours at the Art Gallery of Ontario, helping seniors and organizing activites at the Ontario Science Centre summer camp.