Despite a conclusion to the academic year that no one could have predicted, Shawnigan’s graduating students have some amazing plans for the future. From their homes in Hawaii to Australia and all points in between, members of the graduating Class of 2020 have worked hard and are finishing the year strong, earning themselves admission to many amazing programs and post-secondary institutions across the world.
This year’s Grade 12 class submitted almost 600 applications to 169 post-secondary institutions in six different countries. Students have been admitted to programs in business and biology, architecture and arts, health sciences and hospitality, and many more. In addition to these admission offers, graduating students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to over $140,000.
Craig Brown, Director of University Guidance, applauds this year’s graduating class. “They have done a remarkable job and maintained a high level of optimism despite the situation around them. They are entering a new post-secondary world and will be role models for our younger students.”
As post-secondary institutions around Canada and the world grapple with how they will operate their programs next year, many conversations with Grade 12s have demonstrated remarkable levels of resilience, flexibility and determination—all necessary attributes to be successful in the next stage of their academic careers.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.