Posted on: 7/5/2017
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announces its Top Ontario Scholars for 2016-17
3,439 Grade 12 Dufferin-Peel students scored 80 per cent or higher
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's top Ontario Scholar for the 2016-17 school year is Michael Matyszczuk from Loyola Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, who scored a near perfect average of 99.33%. Michael will attend the University of Waterloo in the fall, where he has enrolled in the Computer Engineering program.
The board's top Ontario Scholar from a Brampton school is Rishi Vijayvargiya from Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School with an average of 99.16%. Rishi will be studying Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
Aliana Ramondino from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School is the board's top Ontario Scholar in the Bolton/Caledon/Orangeville area with a 97.29% average. Aliana is enrolled in the Biomedical Science program at York University.
"We congratulate and celebrate Michael, Rishi and Aliana for their remarkable achievements," said Marianne Mazzorato, Director of Education. "It takes tremendous dedication, focus and commitment to achieve marks like these and they deserve to be celebrated."
Students must achieve an average of 80% or higher on their top six Grade 12 courses to be an Ontario Scholar. This year, 3,439 Dufferin-Peel students earned this distinction.
"At this time of year, we take the time as Catholic communities to celebrate all graduates, who have fulfilled the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations and are ready to take on a new journey outside the familiar walls of their schools," added Marianne Mazzorato. "We are extremely proud of each and every one of them and wish them success and God's richest blessing as they move on to the next chapter in their lives."
List of 2016-17 Top Ontario Scholars
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of largest and most diverse school districts in Ontario, with approximately 81,000 students in 150 Catholic schools throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. With over 11,000 employees, the board is also one of the largest employers in the region.
Nancy Marshall, Communications Officer, 905-890-0708 ext. 24278 or 416-788-9367