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Jasmine Vogel with her Bronze Governor General’s Academic Medal – symbolic of achieving the highest grades in Gr 12 at McBride Secondary School for the 2012/13 school year.
Photo: Chris Parker

Way back in 1873 when Canada was just 6 years old, the Earl of Dufferin created the Governor General’s Academic Medal to signify the achievement of earning the highest grades among graduating students. Granted to graduates of high school and post secondary institutions across Canada, it is difficult to achieve and is a prestigious award.

This year’s winner, the youngest daughter of the Vogels of Dunster is now a student at UNBC and is studying Health Science with a major in Bio Medical Studies. The second family member to receive this prestigious award, Jasmine was consistently in the top three of her class throughout her high school years. She enjoyed and maintained an active involvement in sports whilst attending McBride Schools and still maintains many friendships with her high school friends.