St. Mary’s Grads take home $72,000 in prizes



SHERBROOKE – More than $72,000 was awarded to St. Mary’s Academy graduates at the Academy’s graduation ceremony on June 28. Top award winners included Governor-General’s Medal winner Nicole Burns, queen Elizabeth Ii Medal winner Grace Baker, and Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recipients Angela Rudolph and Logan Kennedy. The Kadray Trophy for highest standing for a male student went to Dylan MacDonald and the A. Anderson Award for the highest standing female grad went to Nicole Burns. Winner of the Walter Dugan plaque was Dylan MacDonald.

The guest speaker at the graduation was Dr. Chris Barnes, St. Mary’s Academy Class of 1989, who is an international expert in concrete and bridge assessment work. He recently completed a project on the Champlain Bridge in Montreal.

The valedictorian was Grace Baker, who earned a full scholarship to St. Thomas University. She spoke on the theme: Never ever second guess who you are, where you have been, and most importantly, where it is you are going.bridge assessment work. He recently completed a project on the Champlain Bridge in Montreal.

The valedictorian was Grace Baker, who earned a full scholarship to St. Thomas University. She spoke on the theme: Never ever second guess who you are, where you have been, and most importantly, where it is you are going.