Riley Yesno - A Grade 12 student helping the Prime Minister give a voice to our indigenous people

She’s just a hardworking kid from Thunder Bay, but to the prime minister, Riley Yesno is a rising star.

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Local Catholic Timmins’ schools build new connections through writing poems to the Pope

A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a poem? Especially one sent to Pope Francis, who receives about 30 large mail sacks a week. 

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The Loran Scholars Foundation thinks Angelito Elipse exemplifies character, service and leadership

Teenager Angelito Elipse is no stranger to hard work. He holds a 97 per cent average. He’s compiled more than 1000 community hours. And now he has a shot at the prestigious Loran Scholarship.

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Memories, chess and a match with His Eminence

At most, he thought they’d chat for a moment.

Never did Richard Alexander think he’d get to play chess with His Eminence Cardinal Collins, matching pawn versus queen, rook against knight in an epic match he will remember forever.

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Jean–Paul Dupont’s commitment to his students has earned him the nation's top education honour

Jean-Paul Dupont builds environments where students can do their very best.

A music, math and food and nutrition teacher at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in St. Catharines, Dupont started the school music program from scratch. He brought together members from First Nations to work firsthand with students.

 

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Alumnus Sherry Wong won $130,000 in scholarships and turned her success into a foundation to help others snag big awards

Sherry Wong believes it’s not just top marks that will land you scholarships. It’s belief in yourself and the ability to paint your leadership experiences.

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Meet Aidan Harold: a lifetime of giving back leads to mighty award.

Since elementary school, 17-year-old Aidan Harold has been giving back to his community, any way he could. He devoted his spare time to soup kitchens. He co-founded his school’s Model United Nations Club. He led the Niagara Catholic District School Board school senate as Co-Chair.

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board nurtures connection between parishes and school communities with Parish Family Day

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is honouring the important connection between parishes and school communities, proclaiming Friday May 5, 2017 Parish Family Day. 

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Ted van der Zalm is a humble and remarkable teacher at Denis Morris Catholic High School.

This past November, Ted was honoured with a Governor General’s Award for Meritorious Service. In 2004 he founded Wells of Hope, a charity that digs fresh water wells for Guatemala’s impoverished residents in the Japala mountains. 

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Meet Colin Daly, an outstanding student who was offered two Schulich Leader Scholarships from two of Canada’s top universities

It was teacher Leanne Marrazzo who recognized Colin Daly’s vast intelligence and humble demeanor, making him the perfect student nominee for a Schulich Leader Scholarship.  

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