Albert College honours Bajan

Thirty-four students representing nine countries graduated from Albert College during the school’s 159th convocation, including Barbados’ own Mitchell Burke of Bridgewater. Albert College is Canada’s oldest co-educational boarding and day school located in Belleville, Ontario.

Albert College has been a home away from home to hundreds of students from Barbados since the school was founded in 1857. On Saturday, June 18, Burke graduated from Albert College as an Ontario Scholar, which is a prestigious distinction meaning he achieved an 80 per cent average or above in six of his Grade 12 subjects.

Bajan student Mitchell Burke receiving his Ontario Secondary School Diploma from school head Keith Stansfield during his Grade 12 graduation at Albert College, Ontario, Canada.
Bajan student Mitchell Burke receiving his Ontario Secondary School Diploma from school head Keith Stansfield during his Grade 12 graduation at Albert College, Ontario, Canada.

Eighty-five per cent of the graduating class received Ontario Scholar status.

Eleven graduates were also Albert College Scholars, having achieved an average of 90 per cent or higher in six Grade 12 subjects.

Burke has attended Albert College for two years and will study business management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. One hundred per cent of the graduating class will be pursuing a post-secondary education next year.

Other 2016 graduate post-secondary destinations include McGill University, The University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University, University of Toronto, University of Melbourne (Australia) and University of Cologne (Germany).

Providing an enriched curriculum to boarding students beginning in Grade 7, Albert College is a home away from home to students from Canada and over 20 nations. Albert College is a small school where “the wonderful sense of connection” is apparent.

Source: (PR)

One Response to Albert College honours Bajan

  1. Linda Muir
    Linda Muir June 24, 2016 at 10:11 am

    This fine education facility is in my little city, located on the beautiful Bay of Quinte. Congrats to all the Ontario scholars. Hard work pays off.

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