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ACADEMICS: Senior School Award Winners!

Below you'll find a list of recipients for the Senior School Major Awards that were presented at the Senior School Closing and graduation. Congratulations to all of our award winners for all of the hard work you put in for these achievements!

MACPHERSON AWARD: James Langel '23 - The M. A. MacPherson Award is presented to a student in Grade 10 for outstanding leadership, enthusiasm and school spirit.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Maya Johnson '23 - The Academic Achievement Awards are awarded to the top academic student in Grade 10.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Lareina Shen '22 - The Academic Achievement Awards are awarded to the top academic student in Grade 11.

R. ALLEN FINLEY PRIZE FOR APPRECIATION OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: Eden O'Leary '23 - The R. Allen Finley Prize For Appreciation of English Literature is presented to students in the Senior School who demonstrate a profound appreciation of literature and an ambition to write well.

R. ALLEN FINLEY PRIZE FOR APPRECIATION OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: Jessica Lee '22 - The R. Allen Finley Prize For Appreciation of English Literature is presented to students in the Senior School who demonstrate a profound appreciation of literature and an ambition to write well.

R. ALLEN FINLEY PRIZE FOR APPRECIATION OF ENGLISH LITERATURE: Anastasia Faustova '21 - The R. Allen Finley Prize For Appreciation of English Literature is presented to students in the Senior School who demonstrate a profound appreciation of literature and an ambition to write well.

CREATIVE WRITING AWARD: Hannah Kim '23 - In collaboration with the work done in media arts and English, the Creative Writing Award reflects overall excellence in creative writing in Grade 10.

ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS OF NOVA SCOTIA AWARD: Leo Lee '22 - The Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia award is awarded to a Grade 11 student enrolled in Advanced Grade 11 Math, Physics and Chemistry, as a minimum, and possesses a combined average in math and the sciences, within the top 10% in the School; demonstrates outstanding performance in any math or science-based activities or projects held at the School; and demonstrates an aptitude in math and sciences that includes a contribution beyond the curriculum content.

THE JENNIFER CHAPMAN SCHOLARSHIP: Hannah Kim '23 - Dr. Jennifer Chapman, a storied Grammar faculty member, was ever mindful of the value of a vibrant Senior School. It was her wish to acknowledge a Grade 10 student who is continuing their studies at Grammar and who has achieved the highest academic average in the three Humanities – English, History, and a foreign language.

HARVARD BOOK PRIZE: Lareina Shen - The Harvard Book Prize is awarded to an outstanding student in Grade 11, who “combines excellence in scholarship and high character, with achievement in other fields.”

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO BOOK PRIZE: Jessica Lee '22 - The University of Toronto National Book Award Program is intended to recognize and reward the very best Canadian secondary school students, regardless of which university those students choose to attend. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. NOTE: This award is presented in Grade 12, however, the recipient is decided upon in Grade 11.

DEBATING SOCIETY AWARD: Zoya Hussain '22 - Awarded to the student in Grade 10, 11, or 12 who has demonstrated excellence in debating.

GLOBAL AWARENESS AWARD: Eamon Roach '21 - Awarded to a student in Grade 11 or 12 who has best demonstrated perseverance, preparedness and participation in globally-focused student events.

HEADMASTER'S EXEMPLARY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Isabella Wu '21 - The Headmaster’s Exemplary Service Award is awarded to a Grade 12 student who has demonstrated to the Headmaster “exemplary service to the broader community.”

THE CREATIVITY, ACTION, AND SERVICE (CAS) PROGRAMME AWARD: Lara Jollimore-Behie '21 - The CAS program challenges students to develop their unique interests outside of the classroom while recognizing their responsibility towards each other and the environment. This award is presented to a graduating student whose outstanding commitment over two years best exemplifies the spirit of the CAS Program: Creativity, Action, and Service.

THE CASTALIA AWARD (Visual Arts): Lily Ried '21 - Awarded to a student for their significant contributions to the visual arts program and for their creative excellence.

THE CASTALIA AWARD (Music): Seamus Adams '21 - Awarded to a student for their significant contributions to and overall excellence in the music program.

THE CASTALIA AWARD (Performing Arts): Lara Jollimore-Behie '21- Awarded to a student for their significant contributions to and overall excellence in the performing arts program.

THE CASTALIA AWARD (Media Arts/Film): Isabella Wu '21 - Awarded to a student for their significant contributions to and excellence in the media arts/film program.

THE JOHN SZERB LEADERSHIP AWARD: Zoya Hussain '22 - Awarded to a student in Grade 11 who, in the judgement of the faculty, has made a significant contribution in a leadership capacity over the previous 2-3 years.

THE ELLIOTT SPAFFORD AWARD: Mustafa Abokar '23 - Awarded to a Grade 10 student who, in the judgment of the athletic teachers and/or coaches, has made a significant contribution to the athletic program of the School over the past year.

THE ELLIOTT SPAFFORD AWARD: Kyle Munro '22 - Awarded to a Grade 11 student who, in the judgment of the athletic teachers and/or coaches, has made a significant contribution to the athletic program of the School over the past year.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS MEDAL: Pearla El-Rabahi '22 - Awarded to a Grade 11 student who has demonstrated qualities of service and leadership in the School and community, as well as commendable performance in academic courses. (Female)

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS MEDAL: Gabe Davignon '22 - Awarded to a Grade 11 student who has demonstrated qualities of service and leadership in the School and community, as well as commendable performance in academic courses. (Male)

THE GOVERNOR GENERALS MEDAL: Alexander Oxner '21 - Awarded to the graduate with the highest academic achievement.

HALIFAX GRAMMAR SCHOOL AWARD OF MERIT (Birks - Bronze medal): Seamus Adams '21 - Awarded for high academic achievement in Grade 12.

HALIFAX GRAMMAR SCHOOL AWARD OF MERIT (Birks - Bronze medal): Anastasia Faustova '21 - Awarded for high academic achievement in Grade 12.

HALIFAX GRAMMAR SCHOOL AWARD OF MERIT (Birks - Bronze medal): Eamon Roach '21 - Awarded for high academic achievement in Grade 12.

NANCY MOIR HAWKINS MEMORIAL AWARD: Lara Jollimore-Behie '21 - Presented to the senior student who has made an overall outstanding contribution to the School.

BIRKS MEDAL (Birks - Silver medal): Lily Reid '21 and Eamon Roach '21 - Awarded for outstanding leadership in student affairs to a graduating student.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II MEDAL: Elizabeth Langley '21 - Awarded to a member of the graduating class who, over the three years of high School, has:1) demonstrated superior achievement in school studies, 2) maintained an outstanding record in School and community involvement, and 3) satisfied the requirements for a Nova Scotia High School Completion Certificate.

IB INDUSTRY AWARD: Felix Moye '21 - The recipient of this award has, through hard work, perseverance, and dedication, achieved success in the IB Programme.

IB LEARNER PROFILE AWARD: Seamus Adams '21 - A successful IB Profile Learner student is inquisitive, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, a risk-taker, balanced, and reflective. In exemplifying these Profile Learner qualities, this IB student makes exceptional contributions in and out of School.

IB SPIRIT AWARD: Xiaoyu Feng '21 - One of the IB Profile Learner qualities is inquisitiveness, and it is characterized as having a passion for discovery and a joy for active learning. This student exemplifies a natural intellectual curiosity and independence in learning.

THE WALTER LESLIE SHIELD: Olin Bailly '21 - This is the Halifax Grammar School's most prestigious award and is given to a student in the graduating class for all-around excellence in academics, athletics and leadership.

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