Congratulations to Isaiah Martin who was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal
Congratulations to Isaiah Martin who was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal at the Annual St. Francis Xavier High School Awards Banquet on October 9th, 2014.
Isaiah who has been an FX Baseball Academy student for 6 years and graduated in 2013 from FX has had stellar years in the classroom being at the top of the class every year in attendance.
The baseball academy staff is very proud of his accomplishments and we wish him the best of luck in the future.
Isaiah was also awarded the Rutherford Scholarship for his academic achievements in grade 10, grade 11 and grade 12 as well he received the Brodeur Scholarship which is awarded to the top student attending the University of Alberta in the Engineering faculty.
Governor General’s Academic Medal
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.
For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. They are awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, as well as from approved college or university programs. Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell, Robert Bourassa, Robert Stanfield and Gabrielle Roy are just some of the more than 50 000 people who have received the Governor General’s Academic Medal as the start of a life of accomplishment.
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. There is no monetary award associated with the Medal.