Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School

Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School

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Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School is a high school located in London, Ontario, Canada. It was officially opened in 1969, and has history of excellence in the arts, in sports and in community service. Banting is recognized for having a strong French Immersion program and a music program. The school is named after Sir Frederick Banting, who won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of insulin in 1923. The school participated in CBC's mini-series, "The Greatest Canadian", in which Sir Frederick Banting was nominated.

Irene Mathyssen, the current Member of Parliament for London-Fanshawe, taught English at the school until she was elected in the 2006 federal election.

Banting shares an almost exact floor plan with its sister school, Montcalm Secondary School. Also, Banting had a rifle range located in the basement, which was used by Boy Scouts and other organizations to teach firearms safety.

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Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School has produced the Canadian olympic athletes Jason Tunks, three-time Summer olympian discus-thrower, heptathlete Jessica Zelinka, and speed skater Christine Nesbitt, gold-medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in women's 1000 m and silver-medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics in the women's team pursuit. Jude St. John, a Grey Cup-winning Canadian football player, also attended Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School as well as NHL players Mike Van Ryn & Steve Rucchin. Alan Coulter played 13 years on the Canadian National Men's...
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