The Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School Class of 2022 was recognized at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate last night.
Principal Betty Farrell and Vice Principal Brian Halford celebrated a graduating class of near 160 students. Co-valedictorians were Melia Tessel and Eryn Lacsamana.
The following Awards and Scholarships were presented to graduates:
THE ANGELO & RINA LONGO SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student planning a post-secondary education who demonstrates active faith and community involvement.
Presented to: Camryn Mulder
THE BARRY CULLEN SCHOLARSHIP is donated by Barry Cullen and is presented to a student who demonstrates leadership, academic excellence and contributes to the life of the school.
Presented to: Jayden Seguin
THE BRITTON AUTOMOTIVE AWARD is presented to a student who intends to pursue a career in the automotive field.
Presented to: Bradey Freure
THE CATHOLIC STUDENT AWARD is donated by the Federation of Catholic Education Associations of Ontario, for a student whose exemplary conduct, service and achievements merit the commendation of the Catholic Education Community of Ontario.
Presented to: Liam Flaherty
THE CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION FUTURE FUND SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student in recognition of his or her achievement in light of unusual educational, family, or social challenges faced during high school.
Presented to: Sofia Reyes
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AWARD is presented by the St. Joseph's C. W.L. to a student who exemplifies true Christian leadership qualities, living the Catholic faith within the school and parish community during all four years of high school.
Presented to: Calvin Tran
THE DIOCESE OF HAMILTON AWARD is presented to a student who exemplifies the principles of Christian witness in our faith community.
Presented to: Claire Muring
THE DOCUMENT IMAGING SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student whose independent thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and ambition combined with personal ethics has set an example for other students.
Presented to: Zsolt Kormendi
THE DONALD FORESTER JR. MEMORIAL AWARD is donated by Mrs. Donald Forester to a student who consistently strives to give his or her best.
Presented to: Aila Duffy
THE DONALD FORESTER SR. MEMORIAL AWARD is donated by Mrs. Donald Forester to a student who demonstrates warmth, compassion and generosity and who consistently strives to give his or her best.
Presented to: Elinor Teklemariam
THE DOUG CUMMINGS MEMORIAL BURSARY is presented in memory of Doug Cummings, a former teacher, Head of Guidance, Athletic Director, and basketball and football coach at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School from 1971 - 1999. The recipient is a student who over the course of his or her high school years has participated and has been committed to the athletic program showing character development through sport while remaining devoted to their academics.
Presented to: Jack Wasson
THE DR. R. N. PANDEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR SCIENCE EXCELLENCE is donated by Mr. and Mrs. Pandey in memory of their father. This award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates academic excellence across three or more different grade 12 science courses and who is pursuing a science related field.
Presented to: Edmond Kenneth
THE DUMFRIES MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a deserving student pursuing à post-secondary education.
Presented to: Paolo Koebel
THE ELEANOR "BOBBIE" FREEMAN SERVICE AWARD is donated by the Pickering family in memory of their mother and grandmother, Eleanore Freeman, Second World War Veteran and friend of the Lolates community. This award is presented to a student who aspires to a career in either the trades, Canadian Armed Forces or Education.
Presented to: Bailey Massey
THE ELIZABETH CRIMMINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student who exhibits a desire to help others and aspires to a career in health care of a related field.
Presented to: Ben Kosir
THE EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AWARD is presented by the Muslim Society of Guelph, to a student leader who creates and supports an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued through his or her actions, words and deeds in one or more areas of human rights, equality, cultural diversity and social justice. His or her efforts also contribute to strengthening relationships within the school and the broader community.
Presented to: Yosan Tekle
THE FACULTY AWARD is donated by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School faculty to a student who exemplifies the values of knowledge, discipline and goodness in the spirit of Catholic education.
Presented to: Eisrom Ghebretensae and Kaitlin Urbshas
THE FATHER DIEMERT MEMORIAL BURSARY is donated by the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate C.W.L. to a student for involvement in parish, school and community.
Presented to: Liam Flaherty
THE FRANK LOCH MEMORIAL AWARD is presented to a student who will be studying in the field of Natural Sciences with an interest in nature and the environment. This individual demonstrates academic achievement in Geography or related courses such as Environmental Studies, Geology, outdoor recreation or Parks and Tourism, and demonstrates exceptional leadership and commitment on behalf of the environment, either at school or within his or her community.
Presented to: Jessica Detweiler
THE FRANK TAYLOR BURSARY is presented to a deserving student who is pursuing a post-secondary education in university, college, apprenticeship or a workplace training program and who is actively involved in his or her community.
Presented to: Lucille Dela Fuente
THE FRED BLACK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student who demonstrates strong accomplishments in academics, school clubs and participation in sports, community volunteer work and/or employment experiences.
Presented to: Calvin Tran
THE GARY TATUM ROTARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented by the Guelph Rotary Club to a student who has faced adversity or extraordinary challenges yet continued to make significant achievements.
Presented to: Cristy Nguyen
THE GUELPH LIONS CLUB CREATIVE WRITING AWARD is presented to a student who demonstrates the most promise in creative writing.
Presented to: Jan Anqui
THE GUELPH POLICE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a student who will attend a post. secondary school and has chosen to study Law or in a Law Enforcement related field. The student also exemplifies the qualities of a Police Officer: honesty, courage and a willingness to help his or her fellow human beings.
Presented to: Lulya Mehari
THE GUELPH WISH FUND FOR CHILDREN AWARD is presented to a student who has shown kindness and compassion to his or her fellow students and teachers and has shown a willingness to work for the school and the community.
Presented to: Aidan Dahl
THE GUELPH YOUTH SOCCER AWARD is presented to a student who has played soccer for the school and the city.
Presented to: Ava Berry
THE HOMELIFE POWER REALTY LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student who is striving for academic excellence and is continuing his or her education in the field of Business.
Presented to: Nicholas Roballo
THE HUGH DOUGLASS SCHOLARSHIP is presented by The Guelph Historical Society to a History scholar pursuing academic studies in History.
Presented to: Aiden Doucette
THE I.O.D.E. VICTORIA GUELPH CHAPTER AWARD is presented to a student who has the highest standing in English and will be continuing in English studies.
Presented to: Melia Tessel
THE IOLANDA MAUGERI HALL BUSINESS EDUCATION BURSARY is presented to a student who is pursuing a post-secondary education in a business related program. The recipient demonstrates respect for others and for their community, with potential to grow within their chosen area of study.
Presented to: Eryn Lacsamana
THE ITALIAN CANADIAN CLUB AWARD is presented to a student of Italian descent & general proficiency & contributions to school community.
Present to: Loretta Oliviera
THE JOE REEDS AWARD is presented to a student who is pursuing college or university and exhibits a sense of humour, compassion for others and a zest for life.
Presented to: Colin Carscadden
THE JOHN A. HOURIGAN AWARD is presented to a student pursuing a post-secondary education who demonstrates potential, community involvement and is active in Catholic participation.
Presented to: Vivian Do
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AWARD is donated by Guelph Charities Trust to a student who is inspired by the motto of the Knights of Columbus: "Service to One, Service to All," and for having been of service to his or her fellow students or by having been a volunteer in a community organization,
Presented to: Aurora Langhorn and Liam Flaherty
THE LEONARD SHEA AWARD is presented to a student who demonstrates excellence in the discipline of Philosophy.
Presented to: Jessica Detweiler and Liam Flaherty
THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AWARD is presented to a student for exemplary community contribution and outstanding achievement through volunteer activity.
Presented to: Parish Slater
THE McCARTHY SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student who has made a significant contribution to the quality of student life and whose character and accomplishments exemplify the mission of the school.
Presented to: Paris McKenzie
THE MECHANICS AWARD is presented to a student who demonstrates excellence in auto mechanics and is pursuing a career in Transportation through an apprenticeship program or post-secondary education.
Presented to: Matias Wand
THE MYOWORX® PHYSIOTHERAPY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCES recognizes the student who is focused on making a difference in the Health Sciences. The MyoWORX® Concussion Treatment Program pioneers the advancement of the treatment of concussion symptoms and post-concussion syndrome. As such, the student recognized, exemplifies academic excellence, leadership among their peers and a pioneering spirit and is expected to make a significant contribution to the Health Sciences within their chosen field.
Presented to: Karleigh Daw
THE OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student for overall commitment as a student, general proficiency and/or community service.
Presented to: Paige Amiro, Jennifer Doan, Madeleine Dunlop, William Engel, Katherine Gallego, Evan Krueger, Jacob Tucker, Myla Urysty, Julie Vo, Tyler Walker, Owen Wilson, Rachel Jennings, Sara Alexander, Raphilo Cortes.
THE OUR LADY OF LOURDES STUDENT SENATE AWARD is presented by the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School Student Senate to a student for contributions to and participation in the student activity programs of the school
Presented to: lana Razo
THE PAT FITZGERALD MEMORIAL AWARD is presented by the FitzGerald family. This award is given to a student who will attend college or university. The student exhibits a desire to help others, participates in school athletics and lives the Catholic faith in the community.
Presented to: Emond Kenneth
THE RETIRED TEACHERS OF ONTARIO DISTRICT 31 AWARD is presented to a student who has overcome significant obstacles in order to graduate.
Present to: Vivi Chau
THE ROBERT AND MARY SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL AWARD is donated by Mr. Jeff Sutherland of the Sutherland Insurance Company in memory of his parents, Robert and Mary Sutherland. The Sutherland Insurance Company is a family business established in 1870 and is based on a commitment to personalized service, perseverance and hard work by a great group of employees. The Sutherland experience began with Robert Sr. and continued on with Robert Jr, and Mary Sutherland. Jeff Sutherland's son, Zac, joined the firm to continue the long- standing values. The recipient of this award is a student who demonstrates commitment, perseverance and is a hard-working individual who strives for academic excellence.
Presented to: Anja Kane
THE ROBERT HAWORTH CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP is presented by the Grand River Conservation Foundation to assist a student who will attend a post-secondary institution in Conservation, Environmental Studies, Geography, Resource Management, or a related field.
Presented to: Jan Anqui
THE ROONEY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a student who excels in continuous service to the school, parish and community.
Presented to: Gavin Biggs
THE SCHNURR SCHOLARSHIP FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY is presented to a student pursuing a post-secondary education focused on Mathematics, Science, Technology or Engineering and who demonstrates exceptional promise combined with a passion for learning. The recipient demonstrates an academic and personal excellence within those fields of study, is of strong character and demonstrates a commitment to community service.
Presented to: Frankie Cecchini
THE SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented to a student who has completed the requirements for a Specialist High Skills Major designation and for whom this program has made a positive difference in the student's academic success in an apprenticeship, college, university, or workplace post-secondary pathway choice Academic success is defined as achievement or attitude toward lifelong learning.
Presented to: Katherine Gallego
THE ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH AWARD is presented to a student who exemplifies Catholic leadership, Catholic living and contributes to the St. Joseph Parish community.
Presented to: Paul Dinh
THE ST. MARY IMMACULATE PARISH, C.W.L AWARD is presented to a student for Christian leadership, Christian living and for his or her contribution to the St. Mary Immaculate Parish community.
Presented to: Morag Innocente and Grayson Davy
THE UNITED WAY STUDENT VOLUNTEER SCHOLARSHIP, in memory of Don and Ann Estill is presented to a graduating student who shows an extraordinary commitment to their community through volunteer service. Throughout high school, this student has gone over and above by dedicating their time and service to improving our community and exemplifies the characteristics of a community builder.
Presented to: Alex Tessier
THE VALERIOTE AWARD is presented to a student to honour his or her achievement and leadership over four years at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School.
Presented to: Melia Tessel
THE WELLINGTON CATHOLIC TEACHERS' AWARD is donated by The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association to a student for outstanding work in English who intends to pursue a post-secondary education.
Presented to: Georgia Bernhard
THE WORKFORCE PLANNING BOARD OF WATERLOO WELLINGTON DUFFERIN and THE GUELPH & DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP, dedicated in the memory of Griff Morgan, is presented to a student who is pursuing an apprenticeship and demonstrates an outstanding effort in their technology related school course and OYAP placement. This student demonstrates a strong work ethic, positive attitude and has maintained excellent achievement in pursuit of their career goals.
Presented to: Noah Johnstone
THE 2019 - 2020 BRONZE MEDAL OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA is for the graduate with the highest academic standing in Grades 11 and 12.
Presented to: Thea Sequin and Catherine McCulloch
THE 2020 - 2021 BRONZE MEDAL OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA is for the graduate with the highest academic standing in Grades 11 and 12.
Presented at: John Tran and Angelica Celestial