Calen Goulden, recently won the National Citizenship Challenge. Presented by Historica Canada through funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Citizenship Challenge asks Canadians to test their national knowledge by studying for and writing a mock citizenship exam in French or English.
Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship.
Since High Park Grade 9 students study immigration in Social Studies 9, teacher Brenda Stokes had all the students enter the challenge.
Only 43 students from across Canada knocked it out of the park with a 100% test score. Calen was chosen as one of the two finalists to win the Grand Prize. He will be off to Ottawa this weekend for a trip that will include a tour of various museums, dinner with some dignitaries and an appearance on CBC.
We caught up with Calen right before the trip.