L.V. Rogers graduate Dylan Bennett has received the Governor General's Award for having the highest GPA in the school. He was presented with the honour by Principal Tim Huttemann.

Dylan Bennett receives Governor General’s Award

L.V. Rogers graduate had the school's highest GPA last year.

L.V. Rogers graduate Dylan Bennett swung by his old high school to pick up his diploma recently, and found out they had something else waiting for him: the Governor General’s Award for having the highest GPA.

“Mona, the secretary, said ‘just wait, we’ve got something for you,’” the 18-year-old soccer coach and Selkirk College student told the Star. “I was thinking ‘oh no, what did I do?’ Then she took me into [principal Tim] Huttemann’s office and told me I’d won this award.”

Bennett has dual passions in life: math and soccer, leaving him little time for anything else. But he’s working towards becoming an actuary. Next year he plans to travel east to continue studying math at either the University of Waterloo or University of Toronto.

“It’s looking at statistics and risk analysis. A lot of the work is for insurance companies, big corporations. There’s some government work, and basically you’re looking at the chances of something happening to each person so you can charge the right rates and be able to pay out the people who need to be paid out.”

When asked how exactly he managed to get straight A’s last year, Bennett shrugged.

“I honestly don’t know,” he said. “In the younger grades I struggled more work ethic-wise, but especially in Grade 12 I think it improved.”

Bennett said math just comes naturally to him.

“It’s always been my thing, since I was a kid.”

 

 

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