Congratulations to St. Brother Andre Catholic High School Students for Their Tremendous Showing at the University of Toronto National Biology Competition
The 20th Annual University of Toronto National Biology Competition was held on Thursday, April 24, 2014. There were 298 high schools that participated in this competition, 256 of them from high schools across Canada and 42 schools outside of Canada.
St. Brother Andre team finished an impressive 7th in Canada out of the 256 high school teams. The team included 5 outstanding students that were in the top 5% in the country and they received the title of National Biology Scholars. Those students were Stephanie Chan, Shyan Van Heer, Gordon Duzhou, James Zhou and Brian Li.
The purpose of the competition is to test high school student’s knowledge and understanding of biology. Students from Canadian high schools that score in the top 5% of the competition received certificates designating them as National Biology Scholars; and the top 1% received cash prizes plus a certificate designating them as National Biology Scholars with Distinction. Students from schools outside of Canada that score in the top 5% received certificates designing them as International Biology Scholars and the top !% received cash prizes plus a certificate designating International Biology Scholars with Distinction.
The top 15 students from all participates received an admission scholarship ($3000 value) to register in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George). Also the top three Canadian high schools and the top three schools outside of Canada each receive a Certificate of Excellence.
The next University of Toronto National Biology Competition will take place on Thursday, April 30th, 2015.