Shikha Patel and Amy Li are the York Catholic District School Board’s top students for 2014-15
Recent graduates, Shikha Patel and Amy Li, both from Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in Markham, are this year’s top students in the York Catholic District School Board. Shikha earned a perfect 100 per cent in seven of her Grade 12 classes, and Amy earned a perfect 100 per cent in six of her Grade 12 classes.
Both Shikha and Amy were enrolled in Father Michael McGivney’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which is considered more challenging and intensive than the regular curriculum. The pair was in the same Biology and Chemistry classes and would sometimes study together.
The girls participated in several extracurricular activities at their school. Both were members of the Arts Club, Eco Schools Team, French Cinema Club, and Badminton Team. Amy was also a member of the Female Empowerment Club and Best Buddies Club during her Grade 12 year, and a member of the school’s band and choir during her Grade 9 and 10 years. Shikha also played intramural ball hockey and volleyball, and continues to volunteer after school at a care home facility for seniors with dementia.
Shikha will begin the Health Sciences program at McMaster University in September. She said that as a student it is important that she focuses on the course material because it will help her reach her career goals. In the future, she would like a career that would allow her to bring medical resources and supports to people living in rural communities who may not have access to adequate health care.
Amy will start the Medical Sciences program at Western University in September. She would like a career in pediatrics because she likes children and wants to help others. She said that working with other people motivates her, and that she always strives to try her best at school because otherwise she would always wonder if she could have done better.
The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Shikha and Amy on their remarkable achievements and wishes them the best of luck as they continue their academic careers. The Board also recognizes the hard work and dedication of the entire 2014-15 graduating class, and thanks them for their wonderful contributions to its school system.
Following is a list of the top student from each York Catholic secondary school, based on the average of their best six Grade 12 classes.
|Student Name||School||Community||Grade 12 Average*|
|* Based on the average of the students’ marks in their six best Grade 12 courses.|
|Yashvi Bharwada||Cardinal Carter CHS||Aurora||98.33|
|Justin Kaskow||St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS||Aurora||98.67|
|Nicole Flanagan||Our Lady of the Lake CCS||Keswick||94.33|
|Lauren Alexandra||St. Joan of Arc CHS||Maple||96.00|
|Marcelo Da Silva||St. Joan of Arc CHS||Maple||96.00|
|Amy Li||Father Michael McGivney CA||Markham||100.00|
|Shikha Patel||Father Michael McGivney CA||Markham||100.00|
|Alicia Chung||St. Augustine CHS||Markham||97.50|
|Joshua De Sousa Casal||St. Brother Andre CHS||Markham||97.50|
|Alexander Popa||Sacred Heart CHS||Newmarket||98.00|
|Jessica Tin Kwon Yuen||Jean Vanier CHS||Richmond Hill||96.17|
|Felicity Chan||St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS||Richmond Hill||99.17|
|Nicholas Huang||St. Elizabeth CHS||Thornhill||97.00|
|Rohit Malyala||St. Robert CHS||Thornhill||99.17|
|Martha Pulnicki||Father Bressani CHS||Woodbridge||99.33|
|Peter Ciccocioppo||Holy Cross CA||Woodbridge||98.17|
|Alexander Ross Profiti||St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS||Woodbridge||97.80|