Meet Steven Travale

Steven Travale: a proud alumnus of Catholic education

feature.jpegBoth Steven Travale’s parents are Catholic School teachers in the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, something he says contributed to his deep love and respect for Catholic Education.

Having attended St Anthony’s Elementary School in Kincardine to Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton, Steven knows the BGCDSBwell.

An active member in his high school, Steven founded the Chaplaincy Committee with Chaplain Yvonne Carroll. During his time, he continuously sought to engage students in faith, making the largely unused chapel into an active hub.

Over the past two years, Steven has remained actively engaged by attending the WFMP Conference, and collaborating with Carole Allen of FACE. He also worked on a documentary project this past summer with the school board – an opportunity that led him to conduct interviews with key players in Catholic Education like the new Deputy Minister Bruce Rodrigues.

“It was a great experience for me, to see how much hard work and sacrifice went into making Catholic Education a reality for us,” explained Steven. “Hence why it’s important to preserve!”

Steve studies Political Science in French Immersion at the University of Ottawa, and is currently working part-time on Parliament Hill for his home MP Ben Lobb (Huron—Bruce).

He will also be spending a couple months working under Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu from Quebec, learning about the Senate and honing his French skills.

This May, you can find Steven MCing a fundraiser event in BGCDSB, the Bishop’s Dinner.

It’s alumni like Steven who represent what the Catholic Education system is all about. Our students consistently meet and exceed provincial standards, nurturing active members in the community who are engaged in their schools and communities.

Share this story of faith, and tell other alumni like Steven we want to hear from them. Help us celebrate Catholic education in Ontario.

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