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DPCDSB Top Scholars




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​Posted on: 7/2/20

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announces its Top Ontario Scholars for 2019-20

Mississauga student Abigail Au scores perfect average of 100%

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board's (DPCDSB) top Ontario Scholar for the 2019-20 school year is Abigail Au from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School in Mississauga. Abigail scored a perfect average of 100%. She is set to attend Western University in the fall, where she has enrolled in the Economics program with AEO (Advanced Entry Opportunity) status for the Ivey Business School. For her perfect academic standing, Abigail received the Western Scholarship of Excellence and the Rotary Scholarship.

DPCDSB's top Ontario Scholar from a Brampton school is Abhinav Singareddy from St. Edmund Campion Secondary School, who graduated with an average of 99.67%. Abhinav has enrolled in the Medical Sciences program at Western University.

Marissa Loiacono from Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School is the top Ontario Scholar in the Bolton/Caledon/Orangeville area with a 97.50% average. Marissa will be studying Arts and Science at McMaster University. She has received the President's Award from the university for her high academic standing.

"Congratulations to Abigail, Abhinav and Marissa 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, 4,417 DPCDSB graduates earned this distinction.

"This year, we recognize our 7,226 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."

Link to: List of 2019-20 DPCDSB Top Scholars 

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of largest and most diverse school districts in Ontario, with approximately 80,000 students in 151 Catholic schools throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville.


Media Contact:
Nancy Marshall, Communications Officer, 416-788-9367 |​

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