More than 4,700 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.
“White Oaks SS offers a wide range of academic programs and extracurricular activities for every student ability and interest in a remarkable environment of acceptance and inclusion,” says Manon.
Manon was a student in the pre-IB program at White Oaks SS before completing her French Immersion Certificate.
The May Court scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to their community or school through volunteerism. Manon completed more than 400 community service hours at the Oakville Speed Skating Club, the Air Cadet program and as a youth mentor with Food Allergy Canada. She says the school culture at White Oaks SS encourages students to get involved in clubs and volunteer for community causes they feel passionate about.
“I learned of several scholarships coordinated through White Oaks Students Services and also reviewed the scholarship resources on the HDSB website and researched available scholarships through my community activities,” says Manon.
Manon is currently working toward her Private Pilot License as part of the Air Cadet Power Pilot Scholarship she received. She plans to attend the University of Waterloo to study science and aviation and earn her Commercial Pilot License. Manon hopes to one day work for the Canadian Space Agency, NASA or SpaceX.
We wish all our graduates success as they begin the next chapter of their lives.