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From the Niagara Catholic DSB:
What an incredible few weeks we have had across Niagara Catholic!

In early March, more than 200 Niagara Catholic secondary school students competed in the Board’s 9th Annual Technology Skills Competition.

St. John Catholic Elementary School, which is located in Beamsville, was one of 12 schools in Canada selected to receive $20,000 from Best Buy Canada through the company’s Best in Class program. The funds will be used to provide new technology for the school. St. John’s Principal, Emma Fera-Massi, was recently joined by students to shop for new technology for the school.

After returning from the March Break, Niagara Catholic got back into the swing of things with many activities, including planning for Holy Week services throughout the first week of April. Many schools offered presentations of the The Passion Play and The Stations of the Cross for classmates and family members during Holy Week.

On April 4th, a delegation of more than 55 Niagara Catholic representatives boarded a bus at the Catholic Education Centre; the first leg of a life-changing journey to Europe to tour historic battlegrounds. The Niagara Catholic students were among thousands of Canadian students to stand on the ground at Vimy Ridge for the 95th Anniversary of that famous First World War battle. We look forward to hearing the students share their experiences when they return.

We are extremely pleased to announce that Lakeshore Catholic High School student John DiLorenzo, son of Lakeshore Catholic Principal Danny DiLorenzo, was selected in the third round of the Ontario Hockey League draft on April 7th. That same day, Denis Morris Catholic High School graduate Riley Sheahan played his first professional hockey game as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. Earlier that week, Riley signed a three-year, entry-level agreement with the team. We wish both John and Riley the very best of luck as they embark on the next stage of their sporting careers.