Venturing Further: Grade 12 Profiles

Allan Hardy, Principal
Our Grade 12 students are tangible evidence of this growth. They have worked hard during their time at Greenwood and are now on the verge of realizing an array of ambitious postsecondary goals. To date, all members of this year’s Leaving Class have received a postsecondary offer. Throughout the spring we would like to share some of their stories, as one way of letting the Greenwood community know how proud we are of them.
Here are three examples of some remarkable accomplishments.

Olivia Pestrin

Olivia is the first Greenwood student to gain acceptance to a direct-entry medical program in the UK. Olivia decided to pursue this path in Grade 11 and worked diligently throughout the summer and fall to prepare to write the UK version of the MCATS. She earned offers of admission from Bristol, St. George’s, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and St. Andrew’s, and will likely attend St. Andrew’s this fall.

Rachel Aber
Rachel was Greenwood’s nominee for the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship at Queen’s University, which recognizes superior academic ability, creative and original thinking and proven leadership qualities. Rachel made it to the second round of candidates under consideration for this award, which is a great achievement. Rachel plans on pursuing a medical degree at Queen’s, Western or McMaster.

Brendan Kellam
As a Greenwood co-op student last year, Brendan and another student developed an original app for skateboard enthusiasts. Brendan continues to pursue his interest in technology innovation and has applied to the very competitive software engineering program at Waterloo University. He has already gained acceptance to McGill’s engineering program. Brendan is also the first Greenwood student to be nominated for a Schulich Leader Scholarship, which supports students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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