Distinguished Alumna Award

An Impressive Lot

Established in 2007, the Distinguished Alumna Award recognizes annually the achievements of a particularly accomplished Trafalgar Old Girl, a woman whose career or activities have made a difference in the world and can serve to inspire our students today.

Based on nominations received from Traf alumnae, the award criteria are these:

  • She is a role model and inspiration to others
  • She embodies the courage to break new ground and to reach for her full potential
  • She is seen by others to have demonstrated excellence and/or has distinguished herself in her chosen field
  • She has made a difference in the lives of others/has contributed to her local or the global community;
  • She has demonstrated leadership through her vision or acceptance of responsibility.

This Year's Winner

Congratulations Iakoiehwáhtha (Iako) Patton - Class of 2016!

Iako is a talented writer and academic hailing from the Kahnawake First Nations community.

Notably, Iako holds the distinction of being the latest Canadian recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship. She is also the first recipient from Trafalgar School and the first Indigenous woman to receive this prestigious award in Canada. Currently, she has embarked on her journey to pursue a Masters in History of Art and Visual Culture at the renowned Oxford University in Cambridge, England.

Previous Award Winners

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