Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, Grade11
Hshmat Sahak is a hardworking and motivated student. He is strongly committed to his academics but more importantly, to his community. Hshmat is proud to say that he has had a positive impact on the community while at the same time excelling in academics and maintaining an overall average of 99%.
Hshmat is a founder of the Best Buddies program at his school and President of a number of clubs including his school’s Reach for The Top Trivia team, Chess Club, Debate Club, Mentoring Club, Eco team, and Wind Band. Outside school, he regularly volunteers at his community center as a camp counselor, tutor, and technology instructor for seniors. He also volunteers as a member of the Youth Advisory Group with the Thorncliffe Public Library branch. Furthermore, he has volunteered as a program facilitator with his school’s Beyond 3:30 program, and as a recreational volunteer with the Revera Retirement Center. He finds value in such volunteerism and it brings him great joy to know that he is leaving a lasting impact.