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Stepping stone to the world’s top universities

Each year, Marianopolis College students gain entry to the world’s top universities. Eight out of ten recent graduates are studying in their first-choice program, many right here in Montreal, while others are at renowned schools across the globe. Here is what some members of the Class of 2018 achieved and what they loved about Marianopolis.  

Camille Hamant 18

Name: Camille Hamant

High school: École Jeannine Manuel (Paris, France)

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York; Paris, France

Area of study: Arts, Literature and Communication 

Involvement at Marianopolis outside the classroom: Executive Coordinator of Reviewers for the Marianopolis World Review; Reach for the Top team member

Accepted at: McGill University Faculty of Arts, University College London (UCL), University of Warwick (England)

Will attend: UCL or McGill

Plans for university studies/career:  undergraduate degree in History of Art, with a minor in Marketing

Best Marianopolis memory: it would have to be my time spent in the ALC program. Since day one, all of the core ALC professors, especially Megan Spriggs and Sylvain Pagé, were so welcoming. I walked out of every History of Art class having learned something new and fascinating, from the history behind the Bayeux Tapestry to the Viennese Secession to the works by General Idea

Favourite class or professor: I have enjoyed every Perspectives class (I, II and III equally) and Medieval and Renaissance Art with Professor Megan Spriggs. My favorite professors were Megan Spriggs, Sylvain Pagé, Deena Sacks, Selena Liss, Paul Malott, Matthew Hays and Andrew Burton!

Name: Raphael HotterRaffi Hotter 18

High school: Herzliah High School

Hometown: Montreal

Area of study: Honours Health Science

Involvement at Marianopolis outside the classroom: Co-Founder of the Programming Club; executive of the Biology Club; organizer of MariHacks; Science Fair

Accepted at: McGill University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo

Will attend: McGill as a Schulich Scholar

Plans for university studies/career: I will study Math and Computer Science. I have no clue what I want to do long term, but I am interested in artificial intelligence and neuroscience

Best Marianopolis memory: Organizing MariHacks with a great team!
It was the first hackathon for CEGEP and high school students and
we had over 100 students compete

Favorite class or professor: Stuff of Nonsense with Professor Monique Polak, Waves with Professor Jérémie Vinet.


Camille V. Joli-Coeur '18Name:
 Camille V. Joli-Coeur

High school: Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie

Hometown: Westmount

Area of study: Honours Commerce

Accepted at: Concordia University John Molson School of Business; McGill University; New York University; The New School with an annual merit scholarship of $9,000 USD

Will attend: New York University

Plans for university studies/career: Having studied at a French high school, I was the only one of my friend group to make the transition to the English educational system. Two years later, I can gladly state that my expectations of my Marianopolis experience have been exceeded. I have maintained my older friendships while building new ones that will last a lifetime. At Marianopolis, my classes were full of students who are ambitious, balanced and kind. Surrounding myself with such impressive individuals pushed me to grow as a person in so many ways and leaves me ready for university with an intellectual and interpersonal confidence that I strongly believe I could not have developed elsewhere

Favourite class or professor: Spanish with David Escamilla, Western Civilization with Kareen Latour, Law with Stuart Kruger, French with Yves Favreau, Cinema with Matthew Hays and gym class with Josée Perron! All my teachers were insightful and knowledgeable and I learned so much from them in various ways.

Name: Inès KhannaInès Khanna '18

High school: Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School

Hometown: Outremont; Seattle

Area of study: Law, Society and Justice

Accepted at: King’s College London, McGill University, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Aberdeen, University of St. Andrews

Plans for university studies/career: I will be doing a Master of Arts with Honours in History and Politics. After that I will decide whether to pursue an MBA, apply to law school or work in foreign affairs for either the Canadian or American government

Best Marianopolis memory: The amazing people I’ve met on my journey through Marianopolis from across Montreal and the friends I made here with whom have created friendships and memories that will last a lifetime

Favourite class or professor: American History with Jennifer Dickson and 20th Century History with David O’Keefe. I want to particularly thank Professor O’Keefe for getting me involved in archive work with first-hand documents. This allowed me to pursue my love for military history at a higher level.

Ramiz Razzak '18Name: Ramiz A. Razzak

High school: Collège Jean de la Mennais

Hometown: Brossard

Area of study: Pure and Applied Science

Involvement at Marianopolis outside the classroom: Marianopolis Student Union (President); Marianopolis Model UN (Secretary-General); College committees (Board of Governors, Academic Council, Admissions Policy Committee)

Accepted at: Harvard University early decision

Will attend: Harvard

Plans for university studies/career: Applied Mathematics, Economics and Government

Best Marianopolis memory: The time I got to spend with amazing friends over two years of serving on the Marianopolis Student Union

Favourite class or professor: I’ve had many memorable classes throughout my two years at Marianopolis. Among them are Business Communication with Andrew Burton, General Biology I with Charlie Di Flumeri, Probability and Statistics with Hadi Bigdely and Calculus III with Tamara Zakon.       

Name: Donglai ShiDonglai Shi '18

High school: Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

Area of studyMusic

Involvement at Marianopolis outside the classroom: first place in the 2018 Prix d’expression musicale juried competition

Accepted at: Manhattan School of Music, McGill University Schulich School of Music

Will attend: Schulich School of Music

Plans for university studies/career: Piano performance, composition and orchestral conducting

Best Marianopolis memory: the music wing
and the Music students inside there

Favourite class or professor: Music Literature with Dr. Nancy Berman. Why? Because of our teacher. Also, I was very interested in the material covered in the course (the history of Music) and we got to listen to various types of music in class.