Governor-General award winner collects her prize

Former Highland Secondary student Emma Dubé shook hands with the Governor General of Canada.

THE COMOX VALLEY'S Emma Dubé received the Governor General's Academic Medal for excellence at a secondary level last fall. She recently attended the official opening of the exhibition From Far and Wide — Honouring Great Canadians in Ottawa. Here

THE COMOX VALLEY'S Emma Dubé received the Governor General's Academic Medal for excellence at a secondary level last fall. She recently attended the official opening of the exhibition From Far and Wide — Honouring Great Canadians in Ottawa. Here

Former Highland Secondary student Emma Dubé shook hands with the Governor General of Canada.Dubé was invited to the official opening of the Governor General’s exhibition From Far and Wide — Honouring Great Canadians in Ottawa.She graduated from Highland last spring, and won the Governor General’s Academic Medal for excellence at the secondary school level.Although she had won this medal, she was surprised she was asked to participate in the opening of the exhibit, which was in May.”There’s a couple of Governor General winners across Canada and the fact that me and one other boy from obscure little towns (laughs) got picked to go to Ottawa — it was kind of neat,” said Dubé, adding only six other people participated alongside her, many of whom received the Order of Canada.After His Excellency the Right and Honourable David Johnston finished his speech and officially opened the exhibition, Dubé got to meet him.”We were able to meet him and shake his hand, and ask him questions, and he asked us questions, and it was just kind of neat,” said Dubé. “He’s a total sweetheart.”Dubé is just finishing up her spring semester of general studies at North Island College. In the fall she’ll head down to the University of Victoria to take anthropology.Dubé received a $20,000 entrance scholarship to UVIC when she was in secondary school.writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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