Students at St Thomas Aquinas High School were recognized for their hard work during the 2017-2018 school year recently. Student received accolades for their academic performances last school year during an academic awards ceremony at the school on October 17.
Olivia Ura won the Principal's Gold Medal for her average of 95.43% in her Grade 11 year. Now in Grade 12, she talked about how she achieved such high marks.
"I studied a lot and I had a lot of support from my family and friends. The teachers also give a lot of extra time during their prep to help out and answer any questions you have before tests," she said.
Grade 10 student Julia Benson won the Principal’s Gold Medal for her average of 96.38% in her Grade 9 year, and Grade 11 student Kirsten Favreau won the gold medal for her average of 96% in her Grade 10 year.
Favreau said it mean't a lot to be recognized for her achievement.
"I think it’s important to recognize students in all their strengths. Recognizing academics is equally as important as athletics or the arts because just as much hard work goes into it."
Other Principal’s Medals winners include:
Gold - Julia Benson 96.38%
Silver - Katie Friesen Kroeker 95.06%
Bronze - Abigael Smith 94.31%
Gold - Kirsten Favreau 96%
Silver - Haley Yakiwchuk 94.88%
Bronze - Stephanie Pedersen 94.38%
Gold - Olivia Ura 95.43%
Silver - Madeleine Graham 93.57%
Bronze - John Lee 93.29%