On Sunday, June 26 St. Bonaventure’s College held it’s Commencement for the Class of 2016. The morning began with a mass in the chapel, followed by the Alumni Tie ceremony, where Alumnus and former Premier, Mr. Danny Williams ’62 presented each graduate with an Alumni tie to welcome them into the Alumni community. The event concluded with the Commencement Exercises where the Grade 11 were presented with their Academic awards and the Class of 2016 were presented with their Graduation Certificates and Medals.

Graduating Class of 2016

Cameron Bennett Mark Howells
Luke Bhatia James Kwon
Sarah Coffin Liam Lewis
Sarah Cook Abbi Morris
Mark Cox Laura Prior
Meghan Crane Thomas Roberts
Richard Deane Richard Smith
Claire Genest Stephen Snow
Rayan Hallett Julia Thorp
Hunter Harris

There was also a number of special presentations made during the ceremony. The awards and recipients are listed below:

Parents Auxiliary Awards – For Highest Grade in Public Exam Courses

Physics 3204 – Richard Smith

Earth Systems 3229 – Luke Bhatia

English 3201 – Richard Smith

Math 3201 – Rayan Hallett

Math 3200 – Mark Howells

Chemistry 3202 – Ben Rogers

Biology 3201 – Mark Howells

World History 3201 – Emily Barker, Hunter Harris, Jane Hutchings & Ben Rogers

Father Schuck & Brother Joe Frechette Awards

Presented to two students who exemplify the concept of Cura Personalis

 Sarah Coffin and Meghan Crane

Senior Phoenix Award

Presented to a Grade 10 or 11 student for outstanding achievement in academics; school leadership and involvement in the school community 

Jane Hutchings

Senior St. Ignatius of Loyola Award

Presented to a Grade 10 or 11 student who best epitomizes the Jesuit motto of being “men and women for others”

Grace Moffatt

Paul Roberts Music Award

Band – Meghan Crane

Choral – Laura Prior

Dick Power Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a Grade 12 student whi is an above average academic student, excels in sports and exemplifies sportsmanship.

Liam Lewis

The Thompson Cup  – Athlete of the Year

Male – Liam Lewis and Ben Rogers

Female – Claire Genest and Sarah Cook

The Brother Augustus Fidelis Brennan Scholarship

Awarded to the student who demonstrates high interest in action and science, theory and appreciation of the environment and care for our ecology

Claire Genest

Dr. Louis Edmund Lawton Memorial Social Justice Scholarship

Awarded to the graduating student who displays an expressed interest in Social Justice and has shown evidence of this through action, written, oral or direct participation

Claire Genest

The Jean de Brebeuf Award

Awarded to the graduating student who has exemplified consistent determination and motivation at St. Bon’s and who has demonstrated during his or her time here, strength and courage when meeting the challenges of life

Rayan Hallett

Robert Kendall Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating students who posseses care and concern for others, dedication to his/her school through dedication to academics as well as extracurricular participation

Richard Smith

Jesuit Schools Network Awards

Recognizes the positive contributions of two graduates who show the qualities of a grad at grad.

Mark Howells and Stephen Snow

The Furey-Tracey Awards

Presented to two students who demonstrate pride in their school as well as a penchant for service for others, within the school and in the community at large.

Cameron Bennett and Mark Cox

2015 Governor General’s Academic Medal

Presented to the student with the highest academic average based of all of the subjects in the 2000 and 3000 level.

Hannah Brennan

Schulich Nominee

 Mark Howells

Dr. Michael Bautista Award

Awarded to the graduate who best exemplifies the school motto of “Knowing, Believing and Doing”

Laura Prior

St. Ignatius of Loyola Award

Awarded to the graduate who best exemplifies the profile of the Jesuit High School Grad at Grad

Hunter Harris