Community : Barrie
Description : This year the three Barrie high schools have graduated 31 Ontario Scholars -- students in grade 13 with an average of 80 per cent or better.
There were 16 Ontario scholars at North, 12 at Central and three at Eastview.
The top grade 13 student in the city is a young man who shoots through course the way he shoots golf.
Ian Postnikoff, a student at North Collegiate, shoots golf in the low 90s and this year he earned an average of 91.4 per cent in Grade 13. Ian is 18 and will be entering the University of Toronto to take honors science in the fall and he plans to become a medical doctor.
Valerie Thompson, 17, also a Barrie North student ranked second in the city with an average age of 89.6 per cent. Valerie has been active in the high school drama club. This summer she plans to stay at home to enable her mother to take a summer course.
Valerie is entering York University on a scholarship and she plans to take an honors BA.
Marsha Goodhead, 19, stood third with an average of 89.4 per cent. Martha has been on the student council at Barrie North and she has spent much of her spare time working as a candy striper and Sunday school teacher. She will be entering the pre-medicine course at Queen's University in the fall.
Dianne Beelen, 17, was the top student in grade 13 at Barrie Central Collegiate with an average of 88.3 per cent. Dianne has been active in both the glee club and the classics culb at Central. She plans to take French and Latina at the University of Toronto.
Judy Mason, 19, ranked second at Central with an average of 87.8 per cent. She's been active in a number of school organizations. Judy was president of the classic club, make-up director for the drama club, an executive in the biology club and a trombone player in the band.
Stanley Isbrandt, 18, also a student at Central obtained an average of 86 per cent. Stanley played the tuba in the school band for five years. This summer he is working for his father in construction In the fall he will go to the University of Waterloo to take honors math.
Ken Collum, 18, was the top student in grade 13 at Eastview Secondary School. He is an avid chess player and was president of the chess club at Eastview.
He is working on the farm for the summer and will attend the University of Waterloo next year where he will take math and computer science.
Alan Kneeshaw stood second at Eastview students will be receiving the $150 Ontario Scholarships as will the following 16 students from North: Wayne Campbell, Nancy Daym Glenn Godfrey, Marsha Goodhead, Terry Henry, Greg Kneeshaw, Murray Maw, Wendall McArthur, Ian Postnikoff, Lesley Reid, Julia Smith, Valerie Thompson, Chris Thorpe, Donna Tuck, Grace Veenema, John Wilson.