Kingston graduate receives Governor General’s Academic Award

Aidan Fraser, École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier graduate and recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Image via CECCE.

The following is a message of congratulations from École Marie-Rivier to Aidan Fraser on being awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal.

A former École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier student stands out for academic excellence and ongoing commitment to her former CECCE school community in Kingston.

Aidan Fraser is talented, involved and dedicated. In her final year at Marie-Rivier, she was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal, one of the most prestigious distinctions bestowed upon students in Canadian schools graduating with the highest academic average in a given year.

Aidan’s remarkable efforts to achieve academic success mirrored her outstanding involvement in her school community. Positive, resilient, ambitious and articulate, she set the tone for her peers and staff alike.

A mature and thoughtful mindset helped Aidan recognize the importance of balance in all aspects of her life. She’s proud of her strong academic average, but she also wanted to make a difference in her school by focusing on enhancing her peers’ pride in belonging to the francophonie.

Staff at École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier work hard to help students balance their academic, extra-curricular and family responsibilities. Aidan values her time at Marie-Rivier and her educators’ dedicated guidance, which enabled her to participate in student government starting in Grade 10. Aidan’s experience in a CECCE school nurtured her leadership skills and prepared her to take on the demanding role of student council president in her graduating year. During her tenure, she was involved in launching a number of initiatives, including youth mental health initiatives such as monthly wellness days for the school community, which included noon-hour activities to raise students’ awareness of mental health issues.

This year, she started her Bachelor of Medical Science studies at the University of Ottawa while remaining actively involved with students in the Marie-Rivier community as a tutor.

Congratulations, Aidan! The CECCE wishes you all the best in your academic, professional and personal pursuits.

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