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Second to none GPA earns business grad national award

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) graduate Christine Cooks grades over two years of study were so good, shes earned a prestigious medal for her outstanding performance. Cook, who graduated earlier this year with a Business Administration (Accounting Concentration) diploma, received the Governor Generals Academic Medal, which goes to the student who achieves the highest overall grade point average upon graduation from a diploma-level, post-secondary program (minimum two-year, full-time duration). The Governor Generals Academic Medals are awarded for academic excellence at four levels: Cook earned the Collegiate Bronze for the post-secondary level, while the others are Bronze at the secondary school level, Silver at the undergraduate level and Gold at the graduate level. The Governor Generals Academic Medal was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin, and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The governor general of Canada continues this tradition of encouraging scholarship across the nation and recognizing outstanding students.

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