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​Governor General Awards Recipients for 2018

​School​ ​​Award Winner
​Kalamalka SecondaryJohann Barnard
​Vernon SecondaryRachel Vaz
Clarence ​Fulton SecondaryHunter Broten
​W.L. Seaton Secondary​Emmanuella Oduro
​Charles Bloom SecondaryJack Hesketh


Lord Dufferin, Canada's third Governor General after Confederation, created the Academic Medals in 1873 to encourage academic excellence across the nation.  Over the years, they have become the most prestigious award that students in Canadian schools can receive.

​Today, the Governor General's Academic Medals are awarded at four distinct levels:  Bronze at the secondary school level; Collegiate Bronze at the post-secondary, diploma level; Silver at the undergraduate level; and Gold at the graduate level.  Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General by participating educational institutions, along with personalized certificates signed by the Governor General.