Three graduating high school students in the Peel public school system were perfect.
They achieved averages of 100 per cent for the courses they took in Grade 12. The perfect trio were among more than 5,000 students in the Peel Board who made the list of Ontario’s Top Scholars – graduating with an average of 80 per cent or higher in their top six Grade 12 courses.
Brampton’s Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School had two students achieve the top score. Sukhdeep Bhangal said her marks were a result of having clear aims and objectives which kept her motivated. Her classmate, Janani Navagnanavel, chalked her success up to the time she spent learning and support she received from family and teachers. Both Bhangal and Navagnanavel are working towards careers in the medical field as Bhangal has been accepted into the medical sciences program at Western University in London and Navagnanavel entering the life sciences program at the University of Toronto.
Yashan Chelliahpillai, of Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, said he did it by keeping his life in balance, not burning out, and staying confident, advice he has passed along to those who will enter Grade 12 in September. He will also be taking medical sciences at Western.
Kaitlyn Chou achieved the highest grades from amongst Caledon students, with an average of 99.2 per cent, while attending Mayfield Secondary School. She is will attend McMaster University in Hamilton this fall in the health sciences program.