Three YCDSB students graduated with a perfect 100 per cent average

Three York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) students graduated with a perfect 100 per cent
average this past June.

YRDSB congratulates Adrian Li-How-Cheong of St. Brother André Catholic High School, Jitae
(Savas) Kim of St. Augustine Catholic High School and Nicolas Palmar of St. Robert Catholic High
School on this remarkable accomplishment. Adrian, Jitae and Nicolas each earned perfect grades in
their top six Grade 12 courses, earning them a three-way tie for the title of top graduating
student at YCDSB in 2020.

These three young men lead the 2019-2020 list of YCDSB Top Scholars. At YCDSB we celebrate top
achievement at all our secondary schools, including the 16 graduates on this year’s Top Scholar
list who averaged an outstanding 96.85 in their top six grade 12 courses.

Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy student Karen Kai Lun Wang finished with a 99.83 average.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all our top scholars.
Their success is a testament to the hard work and determination that contributes to our legacy of
success,” said Maria Marchese, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “We wish all our graduates God’s
blessings as they pursue higher education and work to achieve their goals as faith-filled, caring
and responsible global citizens.”

“On behalf of the York Catholic District School Board, I congratulate Adrian, Jitae and Nicolas,
along with all our YCDSB top scholars,” said Ab Falconi, Director of Education. “I know this year
was not easy due to COVID-19, but these students persevered, embraced distance learning, and never
faltered in their determination to make this year another successful one. I wish all of our
graduating students continued success in their future endeavors.”

YCDSB is proud to have the top 4-year graduation rate among both English and French school boards
in the province, as well as the top 5-year graduation rate among English school boards in Ontario.

Visit for the full list of top scholars.

Photo: Nicolas Palmar, Jitae (Savas) Kim and Adrian Li-How-Cheong all graduated with top marks.

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