Christina Racanelli recipient
of Peter Balciunas Memorial Award
(L to R – Father Michael Lehman, York University Program Coordinators, Director of Education Angela Gauthier, Christina Racanelli, Greg Rogers, and York University Program Coordinator)
Christina Racanelli, graduate of Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School (2001), is this year's recipient of the Peter Balciunas Memorial Award. This award was made possible through the generosity of the Balciunas family, who created the scholarship in memory of Peter Balciunas, a former principal of the TCDSB.
The award is granted each year to a student of the Faculty of Education at York University - TCDSB Catholic Education Centre campus to encourage and support him or her in the pursuit of studies in preparation for
teaching in a Catholic school.
Christina is a caring family member who attends to her family, school, parish and the wider community. She was selected from a number of applicants for a number of attributes, including her commitment to Catholic education, her compassion and dedication to life-long learning and for living the Gospel values. Christina was presented with a cheque on April 3rd at the Catholic Education Centre which will cover the cost of tuition for the program.