Albert College Celebrates the Class of 2018

Thirty-three students representing twelve countries graduated from Albert College during the College’s 161st Convocation on Saturday, June 16, capping-off the 2017- 2018 school year. The school welcomed local families from Belleville, Trenton, Carrying Place and Kingston and international parents and families from Barbados, Bermuda, St. Lucia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong and China. Graduates from the Class of 2018 were recognized for their acomplishments in academics and athletics.

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The top Convocation awards were presented to Christina Pilgrim of Belleville, Fraser Moodey of Carrying Place and Madeline Buxton of Toronto.

Christina Pilgrim was presented a top award, the Howard Award, for character, scholarship, leadership and recreation. She graduated as an Ontario Scholar with Distinction as she achieved an 85% average or higher and excelled in Albert College’s 5 ‘A’s (Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure). In her 14 years at Albert College, she has been involved in all areas of school life including Active Citizenship. Christina received the Rotary Club of Belleville’s Service Above Self Award for displaying a strong sense of caring and for her volunteer efforts, and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Volunteer Award. Her involvement in the arts has also been extensive as she performed in the school band and the award-winning Community Winds Band. Christina also received the top athletic award at Convocation, the Pete Beach Award, for being an outstanding athlete and scholar, and was named Albert College’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete receiving the Class of ’66 Trophy. Christina has attended Albert College since Junior Kindergarten and has consistently been on the Honour Roll. As a Prefect this year, Christina has been an exemplary role model in one of the highest leadership roles at the school. Christina will be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s University in the fall.

Fraser Moodey received a top Albert College award, The Marsh Award, for character, scholarship, leadership and recreation, as well as, the Governor General’s Academic Medal for achieving the highest academic average in Grades 11 and 12. Having attended Albert College for 14 years, he represented his peers as a Prefect this year and has had a profound impact on everyone around him. Fraser graduated with Distinction as an Ontario Scholar and an Albert College Scholar, achieving an 85% average or higher and excelling in Albert College’s 5 ‘A’s (Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure) – a highly-regarded designation. Fraser also received the MP Neil Ellis Citizenship Award and The McIntyre Award for outstanding long-term contribution to athletics.

Fraser represented the graduating class as Valedictorian. He shared messages of inspiration with the graduates by saying, “We entered those large Albert College doors at different points, but we are leaving them for the last time today, together. As we eagerly await what the future holds, find your passion and follow your dreams.” Fraser will attend Queen’s University in the fall majoring in Computing.

Madeline Buxton received a top award, the Howard Award, for character, scholarship, leadership and recreation. She graduated with Distinction as an Ontario Scholar and an Albert College Scholar achieving an 85% average or higher and excelling in Albert College’s 5 ‘A’s (Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure). Madeline represented her peers this year as Head Prefect, the highest leadership role at the school. She received a subject award in Dramatic Arts and the Sir Mackenzie Bowell Scholarship Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to academics while being actively involved in all areas of the school. She has been involved in numerous dramatic productions including the lead role in Our Town this year. Along with 100% of her classmates, Madeline will be pursuing post-secondary studies in the fall. Madeline will attend the University of British Columbia studying a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in film.

Christina, Fraser and Madeline, along with 79% of the graduating class, achieved Ontario Scholar status having achieved an academic average of at least 80 per cent in six Grade 12 subjects. A total of 14 graduates were also Albert College Scholars, having achieved an average of 90 per cent or higher in six Grade 12 subjects. The top award winners and nine other students graduated with distinction, having achieved an average of 85 per cent or more and excelling in Albert College’s 5 ‘A’s.

The most popular Canadian university destinations amoung Albert College graduates this year include Ryerson University, University of Toronto, Queen’s University, McMaster University and the University of British Columbia. Some graduates will also attend international post-secondary schools in Mexico, Barbados and the Netherlands.