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DPCDSB's 2021 Top Ontario Scholars




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​Posted on: 7/6/21 

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announces its Top Ontario Scholars for 2020-21

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s (DPCDSB) top Ontario Scholar for the 2020-21 school year is Torrance Anonuevo from St. Joseph Secondary School in Mississauga. Torrance scored an average of 99.67%. She is set to attend the University of Toronto in the fall, where she has enrolled in the Engineering program.

DPCDSB’s top Ontario Scholars from a Brampton school are Kirsten Octavo and Catherine Rodriguez from St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, who both graduated with an average of 99.17%. Kirsten has enrolled in the Nursing program at Ryerson University and Catherine has enrolled in the Life Sciences program at the University of Toronto.

Samantha Grieco from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School is the top Ontario Scholar in the Bolton/Caledon/Orangeville area with a 99.43% average. Samantha will be studying Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

“Congratulations to Torrance, Kirsten, Catherine and Samantha for their remarkable achievements despite a very challenging and unusual school year,” said Marianne Mazzorato, Director of Education. “It takes tremendous dedication, focus and commitment on the part of these students to achieve this level of academic success. It is also a reflection of their teachers, parents and guardians who inspired and encouraged them to reach for the top.”

To be an Ontario Scholar, students must achieve an average of 80% or higher on their top six Grade 12 courses. This year, 4,845 DPCDSB graduates earned this distinction.

“This year, we recognize our 7,095 DPCDSB graduates who have fulfilled the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations and are ready to take on a new journey outside the familiar walls of their schools,” added Marianne Mazzorato. “We are extremely proud of each and every one of them and wish them success and God’s richest blessing as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.”

List of DPCDSB's 2020-21 Top Ontario Scholars

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest and most diverse school boards in Ontario. It serves over 77,000 students in 151 schools located throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. For more information about DPCDSB, visit

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