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.

“It was truly an easy choice to pick Colin as our nominee,” says Marrazzo. “He is one of Cathedral’s most promising young leaders with a passion for engineering, innovation, and creativity.”

Colin, a Grade 12 French Immersion student at Cathedral High School is not only a leader at school, but also in the local community, hosting 3D printing workshops, guest starring on the Bill Kelly Show and developing Android Applications for healthcare and poverty, all while maintaining a 96.2% average.

It comes as no surprise then that Colin received a prestigious $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship from both the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo, two of Canada’s leading universities. Out of the 25 Schulich scholarships awarded for engineering, only two are awarded per university.

“It is very rewarding for us to have one of our Cathedral graduates recognized by two of the top Canadian Universities for his outstanding academic achievements,” says Principal Mark Daly. “It affirms the quality of Catholic education Cathedral provides, and the efforts our staff make on a daily basis for the sake of our students.”

Colin will attend the University of Waterloo’s Software Engineering co-op program in September, a program that was called a magnet for companies like Amazon and Google by the Wall Street Journal.

We can’t wait to see what happens next for Colin Daly, truly a remarkable top scholar and affirmation of the strength of Catholic education.