University of Toronto Scarborough Academics Award
Overcoming adversity early in life with resilience and tenacity, Judy has achieved academic excellence as one of a select group of students qualified for the International Baccalaureate Program. As the top student in her school since Grade 7, she has received many awards, including the Waterloo Math Award, Lagrange Award, Weston Lions Club Academic Achievement Award and the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics Award for highest score. Judy’s strong interest and outstanding achievements in math, science and engineering resulted in her acceptance to the summer biomedical engineering program at the University of Toronto.
Judy is currently attending Weston Collegiate.
University of Toronto Schools
Murphy & Chung Chartered Accountants Athletics Award
Tournament All-Star, Most Valuable Player and high performance athlete are among the accolades that Claire has earned as a result of intensive training, tireless determination and overwhelming enthusiasm. Although she excels in many sports, like swimming, basketball, tennis, skiing, figure skating and track, volleyball is her true passion. Since the age of twelve, she has trained and played rigorously whether she is attending volleyball camp, winning gold, silver and bronze medals, leading her team as captain or coaching younger players. A recipient of many honours and awards, Claire is recognized as one of Ontario Volleyball’s top prospects.
Claire is currently studying Physicial Health and Education at the University of Toronto and is playing on the Women’s Varsity Volleyball team.
Brother André Catholic High School
Kotcheff Family Arts Award
Ballet classes at age three and piano lessons at age five launched Patricia’s life in and love for the performing arts. She completed the Grades 8, 9, and 10 piano exams, all with First Class Honours. Studying at the Richmond Hill Academy of Dance, the Conservatory of Dance and Music, the Royal Academy of Dance and the Banff Summer Dance Program, she has won awards and scholarships for her technique and artistry at the Dance Express, Sur La Pointe, Rhythm Dance, Dance Canada and Terpsichore competitions. Among her biggest achievements as a dancer are meeting the qualifications for participating in the Phyllis Bedellis Bursary Competition, the prestigious Adeline Genee Competition and the Solo Seal Awards Performance.
Patricia is currently studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa.
Milliken Mills High School
TD Canada Trust Community Services Award
Giving back to the community resonates with Catherine because her community has given so much to her. This committment has resulted in community volunteerism that includes being a member of the Mayor’s Youth Task Force and a youth ambassador for the Town of Markham. In this capacity she has actively promoted the Task Force, coordinated the kickoff for International Youth Week and restructured the Mayor’s Youth Award. As a member of the Youth Strategic Focus Group, she provides feedback on youth issues. Catherine helps with charitable events, such as, the Milliken Mills Children’s Festival, Terry Fox Run, TD Canada Trust Great Candadian Shoreline Cleanup, Easter Seal Relay and Pull for a Cure. As the president of the athletic council, she initiated and organized a basketball game between the teaching staff and police to help bridge the gaps between the youth and the police and to promote non-violence in a community where crime rates have been steadily increasing.
Catherine is currently studying Interdiscipinary Leadership Studies at the University of New Brunswick.