Natasha Farrant

SD72 announces Governor General’s Medallion recipients

Each secondary school in the province is given a medallion to recognize the graduate with the highest, combined academic g.p.a.

Carihi Secondary graduate, Talise Lindenbach, and Timberline Secondary graduate, Natasha Farrant are School District 72’s 2013 recipients of the prestigious Governor General’s Medallion.

Each secondary school in the province is given a medallion to annually recognize the graduate who has achieved the highest, combined academic grade point average from their grade 11 and 12 years.

Carihi Secondary’s top academic student, Talise Lindenbach, is heading to the University of Victoria this September where she plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to being an outstanding academic student, Talise has been actively involved in the Carihi Rotary Interact Club volunteering for the Salvation Army Kettles, the Campbell River Food Bank’s Christmas food drive, Relay for Life, and the Shoreline Beach Clean-Up. She has also generously donated her time with the Campbell River Multicultural Society’s Walk Away From Racism event and annual health fair, as well as been an assistant coach for a house league soccer team in the U12 age division.

Natasha Farrant, Timberline’s top academic student, is currently enrolled at the University of British Columbia where she is also going to be working towards a Bachelor of Science degree. Her dream is to ultimately attend medical school and pursue a career as a pediatrician. During her years at Timberline, Natasha contributed to the community through her involvement with the school’s leadership, International Co-Op, Rotary Interact, and Global Issues clubs.

“We wish Talise and Natasha bright futures and are extremely proud of all they have accomplished,” says Tom Longridge, superintendent for School District 72. “These two outstanding students have greatly contributed to their school and community, as well as shown excellence and dedication in their studies.”