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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Congratulations to Sc​hulich Leaders Scholarship Winners​

Amen  Christian  Daniel
Left to right: Amen Okungbowa from St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School; Christian Sforza from St. Michael Choir School; and Daniel Hocevar from Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School.​

The Toronto Catholic District School Board takes great pride in congratulating Amen Okungbowa from St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, Christian Sforza from St. Michael Choir School and Daniel Hocevar from Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School for winning the Schulich Leaders Scholarship Award. 
 
Christian is the recipient of a $100,000 scholarship. Amen and Daniel are the recipients of $80,000 scholarships.
 
Amen, Christian and Daniel are among the 100 Canadian students selected to receive a Schulich Leader Scholarship this year.
 

More About These Outstanding Students


Amen Okungbowa
Amen is in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at St. John Paul II where she maintains an average of 98.5%. She created and dances with Afroqueens - a group dedicated to promoting diversity, and also volunteers as a tutor for the PASS program, through Lisence to Learn where she was trained to support students in need at St. John Paul II. She continues to act as a mentor for younger IB students during the shutdown. She is involved in the school's Environmental Council, acts as a school Ambassador, is a member of the school charity Pennies for Heaven and participated in the SSLN project outreach with six elementary schools promoting math skills.
 
Christian Sforza 
Christian is currently the Student Council Co-President at St. Michael's Choir. He is an outstanding student, an incredible leader, and a conscientious and considerate person. He has served as the master of ceremonies for student council events such as board games night, Java Jam, and Jam night where students sing songs different than their daily choral music. He leads the Robotics club at school, and outside of school he works with young children at The Scarborough Hospital, and is a member of the Benefit Choir in which he volunteers his time singing for others.

While honoured by the recognition and the offer to attend University of Toronto and York University, Christian has declined the Schulich Leader Scholarship and has decided that the University of Waterloo offered the program most tailored to his passion and is the best place for both his personal and professional pursuits.

 
Daniel Hocevar
Daniel has taken mathematics and science at the Pre-Advanced Placement level since Grade 9 and has achieved 100 in nearly all mathematics courses throughout high school and 100 in Grade 12 Computer Science, as well as 99 in Grade 12 AP Chemistry and Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management. Daniel has also been a member of the programming subgroup for the school’s FIRST Robotics Team CYBERHEART, written several University of Waterloo mathematics contests and participated in the school’s badminton, track and field, and dragon boat teams. He founded a technology startup to create accessible, high-quality, sports analytics apps for athletes around the world, building apps for curling and golf. His goal is to build even more apps that provide statistics tracking capabilities for a variety of sports.
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