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.
Hanna Jandrew, graduate of Iroquois Ridge HS is a recipient of a Canadian Federation of University Women-Oakville Entrance Scholarship, Oakville Optimist Club Youth Appreciation, the OPC Award and a Student of Excellence Award.
The local chapters of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) and Optimist International have numerous scholarship and award opportunities for post-secondary education.
Hanna explains how Iroquois Ridge HS incorporates lecture-style lessons into Grade 12 classes to prepare students for post-secondary education. Students are taught how to build upon their learning outside what is taught in the classroom. “Eventually, what we learned in class became the basis for our knowledge on the topic as we self-researched,” says Hanna. “I no longer feared difficult questions but looked at them as a challenge.”
“These skills and lessons will become a very important part of my success,” says Hanna. “My school career and future job will be focused on knowing how to use my knowledge and problem solving - looking at every situation as a way to improve my skills and build resilience.”
Hanna plans to attend McMaster University’s School of Nursing.
We wish all our graduates success as they begin the next chapter of their lives.