Students from Glenforest, Harold M. Brathwaite and Mayfield secondary schools achieved the highest averages within the Peel District School Board during the 2017-18 school year, including three averages of 100 percent. These students are among over 5,000 Peel board students who made Ontario’s Top Scholar list by graduating grade 12 with an average of 80 percent or higher in their top six grade 12 courses.
In Brampton, Sukhdeep Bhangal and Janani Navagnanavel of Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School achieved a perfect average of 100 percent. Bhangal says, “having clear aims and objectives” helped her achieve the high marks and kept her “motivated to focus on tasks and work hard.”
“The time I invested in my learning plus the amazing support that I received from my family and teachers all helped me to continuously excel in my studies,” says Navagnanavel.
Both Bhangal and Navagnanavel are working towards a future in the medical field. Bhangal has been accepted into the Medical Sciences program at the Western University and Navagnanavel will attend the University of Toronto – St. George campus for the Life Sciences program in September.
In Mississauga, Yashan Chelliahpillai of Glenforest Secondary School also achieved a perfect 100 percent average. His advice for next year’s grade 12 students is simple: “Strive to have a balance in your life. Stay confident and do not burn out,” he says. Like Bhangal, Chelliahpillai will attend the Medical Sciences program at Western University.
Mayfield Secondary School student, Kaitlyn Chou, scored the highest average amongst Caledon schools with 99.2 percent. Chou will attend McMaster University in the fall for the Health Sciences program.
Reference: Audrey Crasto, School Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010, ext. 3360, [email protected].