More than 4,000 students from Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville attended Grade 12 in the Halton District School Board this year. Of all these students, many graduates are preparing to embark on a new journey at university or college in the fall.
To celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates, we’ve profiled a few of the many students from across our Board who are receiving scholarships and awards for post-secondary education this year.
Yash Mulki, graduate of Abbey Park HS, is a recipient of a Schulich Leader Scholarship
to the University of Waterloo. This scholarship
is awarded to entrepreneurial-minded students enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or math program. Yash is one of only 100 recipients across Canada.
“Winning the scholarship has been a dream come true,” says Yash. “What I'm most excited about is the opportunity to engage with, and be a part of, a national network of leaders in the STEM field through the Schulich Leader Program.”
Liam Wilson, a Kindergarten student from Sam Sherratt Public School in Milton, has published a book at the age of 5 about what it’s like to live with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Using the metaphor of a tree, the book, Liam, Strong as a Tree, takes the reader through what it is like for Liam to need oxygen and medication to remain healthy.
When asked how it feels to be an accomplished author, Liam says, “I love it; It feels amazing”.
The book was launched virtually during an online release event earlier this spring and included well-known celebrities such as former NHLer Doug Gilmour.
Cystic Fibrosis is a disorder that causes damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body. Liam’s mom, Deana, says she is so proud of her son’s willingness to share his condition to support others who also live with it.