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.
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.