With the highest number of nominations and winners, Cathedral High School was very well-represented at this year’s 24th Annual John Hollands Awards event at Liuna Station on Saturday, February 1.
“We thank the John Holland Awards committee for recognizing the great accomplishments of our CHS students,” said Principal Mark Daly. “Their success is a tribute to the students and their families, but also to our great Cathedral Catholic school community for supporting them and creating a climate that encourages excellence.”
Established in 1996, the awards celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the community, with a particular focus on the contributions that African Canadians make to the social, economic, and cultural life of our city. Each year, the Hamilton Black History Committee joins with the wider community to celebrate the achievements of youth and acknowledge the contributions of community members.
“These awards have become one of the premier events in our community and a valued symbol of achievement,” said Head of Student Services, Marisa Mariella.
Cathedral High School’s nine nominees were: Umu Yusuff-Adeniyi, Kalifat Abu, Desire Gordon, Natalin Haji, Mariama Folarin, Bitisho Muma, Danait Mulugeta, Daniella Chukwu, and Nadiya Nuru Deen.
The three award recipients from Cathedral were:
• Daniella Chukwu – winner of “Immigrants Matter” Bursary for her resilience and academic accomplishment.
• Danait Mulugeta – winner of "Community Matters" Scholarship for her volunteerism with agencies and groups dealing with those most in need in our community.
• Nadiyay Nuru Deen – winner of Evelyn Myrie “Political Action” Bursary for showing outstanding leadership in political action within the community.
“The school community is also very proud of Sojourn Mark, another recipient who graduated from Cathedral just last year and is presently in her first year at Laurier University,” added Mariella.
Reverend John C. Holland started out as a newspaper boy, dreamed of becoming a minister and became the First African Canadian to be named "Citizen of the Year" in any community in Canada. These awards recognize those who continue to work diligently in the spirit of John Holland.
Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients.
For a video created by CHS teacher Matt Trabucco, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKbfve33vp ...
Related: http://www.johnhollandawards.com/ https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9839876 ...