|LAURENHILL STUDENT CAPTURES SCHOLASTIC CHALLENG|
MONTREAL, JUNE 7, 2017- Thirteen-year old Attar Aziz of LaurenHill Academy’s Junior Campus in St. Laurent is this year’s Quebec Provincial Champion of the “Scholastic Challenge” contest.
The Scholastic Challenge is a Canada-wide contest for Grade 8 students designed as an enrichment activity to stimulate students’ interest in knowledge, thinking and learning, and to offer a challenge to top-achieving students. The contest has been offered nation-wide since 1998. It consists of 100 on-line questions and lasts one hour. The six categories covered in the test are: General Knowledge (food, art, sports, music, current events, entertainment, mythology, etc.), Language and Literature, History, Geography and Science and Math.
LaurenHill Academy invites 30 of its top-achieving Grade 8 students to participate in this contest each year. The LaurenHill students have always performed very well, with the majority of participants scoring above the national average, and this is the third time that we have had a provincial champion. Previous years’ winners have attended Bialik High School (2016, 2009, and 2008), LaurenHill Academy (2015, 2011), Selwyn House School (2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010), Royal West Academy (2007, 2006, and 2005), Trafalgar School for Girls (2004) and Lower Canada College (2003).
Upon hearing about his success via Guidance Counsellor Sherilyn Bell, Attar responded: “I’m surprised and overwhelmed! I feel proud of my accomplishment. LaurenHill has given me an excellent education so far, and I’ve learned so much in the two years that I have been attending LHA.”
Attar is an honour-roll student in LaurenHill Academy’s Francais langue d’enseignement program. He is also in Enriched English and Enriched Math classes. Prior to attending LaurenHill , he was enrolled at Gardenview Elementary School, also in St. Laurent. When asked about his future goals, he states that he would like to become a chemical engineer. Attar was be formally recognized for his achievement at LaurenHill Academy’s annual Awards Assembly.
For further information concerning “Scholastic Challenge” which also has a contest for Gr. 6 students, please visit: www.schoolschallenge.com
Michael J. Cohen