2018 Cathy Pitt Memorial Scholarship Winners
Son of OBEA member, Rocky Ieraci, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Gianluca will be attending St. Clair College to study Advertising & Marketing Communications Management. The Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada calls this program, “the most up-to-date curriculum of any of the Ontario advertising programs.” Gianluca is eager to become a sought after creative mind in the elaborate world of advertising and marketing. As a Holy Names Knight, Gianluca has actively participated in soccer, football, mock trial, and debate teams while delivering the announcements every morning as a part of student radio. Additionally, Gianluca also starred as a leading role in five school plays, earning him the Dramatic Excellence award at graduation. Moreover, he has also been a strong advocate of the cooperative education program at his school; educating students and giving speeches to multiple grade levels explaining the course.
Son of Julie Susiwala, Waterloo District School Board, Aatif attended Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener. Aatif was a member of various clubs which included the debate, investment, and badminton clubs throughout the years Aatif attended high school. In addition, Aatif was a member of Llink Crew and was responsible for organizing various events within the school including the Terry Fox Run. Aatif has been accepted into the Public Health Co-op program at Waterloo University and is hoping to open his own chiropractor business in the future.