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Board presents top awards to graduating students

June 25, 2021

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Every year at collegiate graduation ceremonies, trustees from the Board of Education hand out three of the top awards – the Governor General's Medal, the Perseverance Award, and the School Board Proficiency Scholarship.

For almost 150 years, the Governor General's Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. Regarded as the nation's most prestigious student award, the medal recognizes the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, approved college, or university program. 

The Perseverance Award, given by the Board of Education, recognizes a student who has persevered through significant obstacles and was able to succeed despite the challenges faced. The award of $1,000 is to be put towards future endeavors.

With the Proficiency Scholarship, Saskatoon Public Schools recognizes the top student in each grade with a cash award to be held in trust until they graduate.  The top student in Grade 12 receives a $1,500 award.

In addition, the Saskatoon Board of Education First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Student Scholarship provides four, $1,500 scholarships for Indigenous students who graduate from our collegiates. The scholarships are the: Academic Achievement Award, John Dewar Spirit and Resiliency Award, First Nation Cultural Youth Award, and Métis Cultural Youth Award. These are presented at the annual Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre graduation ceremonies.

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

Governor General's Award

  • Alice Yurach, Aden Bowman Collegiate
  • Dawson Puderak, Bedford Road Collegiate
  • Jessica McBride, Centennial Collegiate
  • Quinn Gariepy-Regan, City Park School (FLEX program)
  • Peyton Fredlund, Evan Hardy Collegiate
  • Jayden Bilous & Quinn Smith, Marion M. Graham Collegiate
  • Kaehlin Klassen, Mount Royal Collegiate
  • Ami Klinger, Tommy Douglas Collegiate
  • Kassie Tan, Walter Murray Collegiate

Proficiency Award

  • Darien O'Shea, Aden Bowman Collegiate
  • Dawson Puderak, Bedford Road Collegiate
  • Jessica McBride, Centennial Collegiate
  • Peyton Fredlund, Evan Hardy Collegiate
  • Aesha Patel, Marion M. Graham Collegiate
  • Kaehlin Klassen, Mount Royal Collegiate
  • Kazi Raka, Nutana Collegiate
  • Samuel Campbell, Royal West Campus
  • Aribah Habib, Tommy Douglas Collegiate
  • Daniel Yu, Walter Murray Collegiate

Perseverance Award

  • Ericka Berreth-Boisson, Aden Bowman Collegiate
  • Shayda Friesen & Seth Kapell, Bedford Road Collegiate
  • Lelaina Woods, Centennial Collegiate
  • Mateo Stare-Lozinski, Evan Hardy Collegiate
  • Sama Al-Juboori & Jeremy Bell, Marion M. Graham Collegiate
  • Alora Wasacase, Mount Royal Collegiate
  • Bridget Bear, Nutana Collegiate
  • Amber Moosewaypayo, Royal West Campus
  • Grace Futassa, Tommy Douglas Collegiate
  • Austin Lauer, Walter Murray Collegiate
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Student Scholarship
  • Academic Achievement Award: Summer McLean, Marion M. Graham Collegiate
  • John Dewar Spirit and Resiliency Award: Ayla Brecknell, Royal West Campus
  • First Nation Cultural Youth Award: Tianna McCabe, Bedford Road Collegiate
  • Métis Cultural Youth Award: Ethan Bennett, Tommy Douglas Collegiate