The Halton District School Board is pleased to announce that three students from White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville – Brian Guo, Hanson Liu and Dasha Metropolitansky – have achieved rare perfect scores in their International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.
The IB programme
is an internationally recognized, two-year diploma, which provides a challenging curriculum for highly motivated students. It offers additional academic rigor in languages, mathematics, humanities and sciences and emphasizes personal development for students. It is offered at 5,000 schools around the world, including three in the Halton District School Board: Georgetown District High School, Robert Bateman High School and White Oaks Secondary School.
According to the IB organization, only 13 students in the ‘Americas’ region achieved a perfect score (45 points), and three are students from the same school in the Halton District School Board.
“I owe my peers, teachers and White Oaks administration so much for providing me with excellent resources and counsel, without which my accomplishment would not have been possible,” Guo says. “I am honoured to have received a 45, but I am most appreciative of the IB for its formative impact on me as a learner and as a global citizen.”
“Aside from feeling extremely grateful, I am very proud that the three of us can represent White Oaks,” Liu says. “I hope this showcases the quality of the HDSB staff and resources that paved the road to our achievement, and encourages more students to pursue this wonderful educational opportunity.”
“I’m extremely proud that I’m one of only 13 students in North and South America who achieved a perfect score in such a demanding program,” Metropolitansky says. “The fact that approximately a quarter of North and South America’s perfect scores came from the Halton District School Board is extraordinary and a testament to the quality of our schools.”
"The Halton District School Board is very proud of the scores Brian, Dasha and Hanson achieved in the IB programme," says David Boag, Associate Director of the Halton District School Board. "For many of our students, the IB program is a great complement to the high level of education they already receive in our Board. We wish Brian, Dasha and Hanson the best of good luck, as we are confident they will achieve much success in their future endeavours."
This fall, Guo is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University; Liu is studying Health Sciences at McMaster University; and Metropolitansky is attending Harvard University.
For additional information, contact:
David Boag, Associate Director of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456