Met School graduate receives huge scholarship
Armaandeep Dhanoa is a 2022 proud graduate of the Met High School in the Seven Oaks School Division. He has been a stellar student throughout his high school career and, in addition to his treasured diploma, Armaandeep was awarded several scholarships at his graduation ceremony, including the coveted $100,000 Schulich Leader scholarship.
Always a keen student, Armaandeep credited the Maples Met School for its innovative, engaging programs and the many real-world project opportunities that were huge contributors to his high school successes.
There are three Met high schools in the Seven Oaks School Division, which combine challenging academic work with real-life learning. The unique feature of the Met School is that students spend two days each week conducting informative interviews, attending shadow days and interning with mentors to learn hands-on. Students gain valuable work experience in the real world and get a more realistic view of what to expect if they pursue a career in a particular field.
Armaandeep was a well-rounded student in high school. His list of leadership and community service is amazing.
With the Schulich Leader scholarship, which is awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school student graduates enrolling in science, technologies, engineering or math (STEM) programs, he will be enrolling at the University of Toronto.
“I have always been a keen student,” he said. “I love to learn. And, especially during the past four years, I focused on the STEM program and expanding my skills in scientific inquiry.”
Last year, he was a member of the team that created a viable STEM-based business during Shad, an annual Canadian summer enrichment program for high-achieving high school students, at McGill University in Montreal
Additionally, he had numerous experiences with organizations outside school, including the rare opportunity to meet former U.S. President Barack Obama and being the youngest member of Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman’s youth advisory council.
Armaandeep aims to study aerospace engineering at U of T. He said he would like to thank everyone — including his friends, teachers and especially his parents — who gave him excellent guidance and support.
The Maples community correspondent
Derek Dabee is a community correspondent for The Maples.