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Teresa Prioriello  is shown here (second from the right) receiving her EMSB
Scholarship from (left to right): Chairman Angela Mancini, Regional Director Marzia Michielli and Laurier Macdonald High School Vice-Principal Joe Schembri.

MONTREAL, APRIL 20, 2009-   Teresa Prioriello, a 2008 graduate of Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard and a recipient of an English Montreal School Board Golf Tournament Scholarship last fall, continues to enjoy success while in her second semester in the Health Science Program at Marianopolis College. 

Last December Teresa received the Roaster’s Foundation Award of Excellence, accorded to newly-admitted Marianopolis students having obtained the highest overall academic average in their respective program sector.   Despite what the majority believe, CEGEP is not all work and no play,” Teresa explains.  ”I do find the time to participate in a few extra-curricular activities.”

Teresa is currently the sports editor of the Marianopolis PaperCut. In addition, she is     part of the Student Life Committee, the Volunteering and Charities Committee and the Medical Club. It comes as no surprise that one must have a thirst for knowledge and a feeling of wanting to pursue a higher level of education to succeed in college.  In Teresa’s case, Health Science at Marianopolis has ensured she is learning and committing herself to creating opportunities for her future. 

Ever since she was young, Teresa has aspired to succeed.  She received the title of Valedictorian in sixth grade and saw through similar accomplishments all through high school.  By the end of her Secondary IV academic year, she achieved a 98 percent overall average.  She obtained a score of 100 percent on these provincial examinations and courses: Math 436, Physical Science 416, Physical Science 436 and l’Histoire du Quebec et du Canada 414.  In Secondary V, she maintained that same 98 percent overall average.  During the last five years, she has become increasingly involved in her community by working for organizations such as Scouts Canada, Accueil Bonneau, the St-Leonard CLSC and the Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital Foundation.  Teresa also dedicated her time to being active in school life.  During her final year of high school, she was a peer tutor, writer and editor of the Media Newsletter (for two years), treasurer of the Prom Committee, as well as a member of the Yearbook Committee. 

Teresa graduated from the Laurier Macdonald High School five-year IB Middle-Years Program with a Personal Project dedicated to the loving memory of her maternal grandmother.  At the November convocation ceremony, she was the recipient of the following awards: Governor General’s Academic Award, IB Highest Academic Achievement Award, Birks Silver Medal in the Pure Sciences, St-Leonard Science Award, History of Quebec and Canada Scholarship, English Literature, Physics 534, French Achievement, Français Langue D’Enseignement and Economics.   

Although she is now moving forward in her educational career, Teresa says she will never forget to glance back ever so often.  She is grateful to the EMSB for providing her with a solid elementary and high school education.  Also, the staff, faculty and administrators at Laurier Macdonald High School will forever hold a place in her heart as she perseveres in her future endeavors. 


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213