Awards Program At Loyola
Students are considered for Honour Roll if they have completed a full-time timetable with an 80% average. Only marks from courses taken in day school will be used. Only marks from a fulltime course load will be used. Grades 9-11 must carry 8 credits. Grade 12 must carry a minimum of 6 credits. The marks will be multiplied by the credit value of each course. (e.g., Civics/Careers would be multiplied by ½). Students receive an Honour Roll pin and certificate. Their names will appear in the display case in the main foyer.
Students may be designated an Ontario Scholar if they obtain an aggregate of at least 480 marks in any combination of six grade 12 university preparation, grade 12 university/college preparation, grade 12 college preparation, grade 12 college preparation, grade 12 workplace preparation, and/or grade 12 open courses. A candidate’s marks shall be multiplied by the credit value of the course.
Subject awards are given out in each subject area at each grade level, regardless of course type. The determination of the number of awards to be given out is based on the number of students per course. The subject award winners are not determined simply by looking at highest marks in a course. Departments use their professional judgement to select award winners based on a variety of criteria.
Subject areas include: Academic Resource, Business, Careers, Computers, Co-operative Education, English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Health and Physical Education, Religious Education and Family Life, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Technological Studies, Visual and Performing Arts.
Special Student Awards
This award was donated by Mrs. Miller in memory of her daughter, Rachel, who died of Reyes Syndrome. This award is given to a grade 9 student who relates well with his/her peers, and demonstrates a high level of cooperation and involvement. Staff nominates.
This award is presented by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to the top grade 10 student in recognition of academic excellence.
C.E.F.O. CATHOLIC STUDENT
This award is presented by the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario to a student at any grade level who is recognized as having acceptable scholarship as well as active involvement in school and community activities. In addition, the student must demonstrate conduct which typifies the objectives of a Catholic school. Staff nominates.
YOUTH AWARD OSSTA
This award is presented by the Ontario Separate School Trustees Association to a student at any grade level who demonstrates strong Catholic leadership as well as community involvement. A nomination form is required.
LOYOLA CATHOLIC STUDENT
These school awards recognize three students, one chosen from Grade 9, one from Grade 10 and one from Grade 11, who exhibit a high degree of Catholic values while maintaining academic success. The recipients demonstrate through attitude and behaviour, the attributes of a positive Catholic role model in the Loyola community. Staff nominates.
LOYOLA MOTHER TERESA
This award is presented by the school to the student who demonstrates exemplary service and leadership for the greater community in events such as food drives, or school events that provide assistance or service to those in need in our communities. Staff nominates.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA AWARD
This award was established in the 2007-2008 school year to recognize a deserving Grade 10 student who has received high academic achievement in both History and Civics. The recipient also demonstrates good citizenship. The recipient, to be determined by the Social Science department, will be given the opportunity to attend a one week session in the Encounters with Canada Program at the Terry Fox Centre in Ottawa.
Graduation Awards of Distinction
The following are special awards presented only to graduating students:
GOVERNOR GENERAL MEDAL
This award is sponsored by the Federal Government and presented to the graduating student with the highest overall average.
LOYOLA AWARD OF MERIT
Average who plans to pursue post-secondary education.
VAL HORNSTEIN AWARD OF MERIT
This award is presented by the school in recognition of Loyola’s founding principal. This is given to the student with the second highest average who plans to pursue post-secondary education.
LOYOLA STUDENT OF THE YEAR
This award winner is chosen by the student’s peers in recognition of outstanding service to the school in the areas of academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities and Christian leadership. It is sponsored by Loyola Student Council.
This award winner is chosen by the student’s peers to represent and address the graduating class. The winner of the award is nominated by the graduating class.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA CO-CURRICULAR AWARD
This award winner is chosen by the staff in recognition of a notable contribution to the Loyola community through participation in co-curricular activities. Staff nominates.
LOYOLA STUDENT OF DISTINCTION AWARD
This award winner is chosen by the staff in recognition of a student who demonstrates outstanding commitment to task. This student is recognized as having strong Catholic leadership qualities and is involved in school activities. Staff nominates.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD
This award is sponsored by the Ontario Government and is presented to a student who shows exemplary volunteer involvement within the community, based on the number of volunteer hours the student has accumulated. The winner of this award will be featured on the Lieutenant Governor’s website.
LOYOLA GRACE MCFARLANE MEMORIAL AWARD
This award honours the memory of Grace McFarlane, a Notre Dame science teacher who died suddenly at the age of 34. Grace McFarlane was a teacher who inspired her students to share their talents and gifts with others for the glory of God. Her motto was “For me to live in Christ and to die is to gain”. This scholarship is presented to a senior student who has demonstrated academic excellence in a Science programme and who has been actively involved in the school’s Christian outreach programme.
ED KING MEMORIAL AWARD
This award honours the memory of the late Ed King, a well-known and respected principal with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. It is presented to a graduating student who is judged by the staff to exemplify the motto: “Take a risk, be committed, get involved.” Staff nominates.
THOMAS J. REILLY AWARD
This scholarship, established in recognition of the former Director of Education, Thomas J. Reilly, is presented annually in every secondary school to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of a modern language and intends to pursue post secondary education.
LOYOLA SCHOOL COUNCIL BURSARY
This award is chosen by the Loyola community and is given to a deserving student entering post secondary studies.
THE R.J. MCCARTHY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to the graduating student with the highest average pursuing post secondary education at college.
THE ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO AWARD
This award is presented by the DPSU of OECTA to a student who promotes social justice and community involvement by encouraging the student population to seek awareness of social justice issues and actively working to improve the human condition. Staff nominates.
DUFFERIN-PEEL STUDENT CATHOLIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is given by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to a graduating student in recognition of strong Catholic leadership qualities and who best exemplifies the Catholic faith and Catholic school philosophy. Staff nominates.
THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
This award is given by the University of Toronto to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and involvement in co-curriculars.
CHANTEL DUNN AWARD
This award, established by her family, honours the memory of Chantel Dunn, a former Loyola Student. Like Chantel the recipient promotes diversity initiatives, takes a leadership role amongst peers and enhances the spirit of love and giving. Staff nominates.
LOYOLA LITERARY AWARD
This award was established in the 2007-2008 school year by the English Department in conjunction with the School Librarian. It is presented to the graduating student who has shown the most interest in reading by achieving the highest score in the Accelerated Reader Program.
THOMAS P. JASINSKI MEMORIAL AWARD
This award honours the memory off Thomas P. Jasinski, a former Loyola student, who had a love of learning, a passion for business and technology, and an unending desire to help others. The award is presented to a graduating student pursuing post-secondary education in business studies, demonstrates academic excellence and exemplifies an entrepreneurial vision in starting a business. The award is sponsored by the Thomas P. Jasinski Scholarship Fund for Business Students. Applications will be reviewed by the Jasinski Foundation Board of Directors
The Peel Regional Police started a scholarship this year from funds raised from their diversity cup basketball tournament. Each school in Peel was asked to nominate a student who demonstrated commitment and perseverance in achieving his/her goal of graduation despite facing many challenges from the outset. In demonstrating his/her motivation to achieve, the candidate is considered inspirational to other students and staff. The staff was asked to nominate a student from Loyola who fits this criteria.
H.O.P.E. AWARD: *NEW FOR 2013-2014
This award was established by Loyola staff members in the 2013-14 school year. This award will be presented to a deserving student who has overcome personal challenges or hardship but, despite this, has managed to contribute to the Loyola community in some way and has managed to meet the requirements of graduation. The courage and tenacity of this student leaves one with a sense of hope for the future. Staff nominates.