Alumni Cat Wilson presented with Governor General's Award

Monday, June 07, 2010 - By: karen.fisher

Catherine Wilson, class of 2009, was this year's recipient of Canada's most prestigious high school academic award the Governor General's Medal for outstanding scholastic achievement. Catherine graduated Brentwood with the Artist of the Year Award. She is a student who got the most from every aspect of Brentwood - academic, arts, sports, service and leadership - excelled in all, and did so always with a smile on her face and a remarkably calm (almost relaxed) demeanour. For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school. Lord Dufferin, Canada’s third Governor General after Confederation, created the Academic Medals in 1873 to encourage academic excellence across the nation. Over the years, they have become the most prestigious award that students in Canadian schools can receive. Cat is currently taking her Bachelor of Philosophy in UNB's Renaissance Program. UNB also allowed her to take concurrently a Bachelor of Engineering. She is handling her  demanding schedule exceptionally well and is also taking art classes at a local college in her "spare time".

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