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Best Buy Makes Picture-Perfect Presentation to Holy Cross

Best Buy presented a $3000 grant to help Holy Cross start a photography program for special needs students. Teacher Catherine Chin-Yet (Gandola) saw how photography, particularly the forgiving digital kind, opened up ways for special needs students to be creative and discovered a technology grant offered by Best Buy.  The proceeds, which were presented on March 29, allowed the school to purchase 10 Sony DSC H300 point and shoot cameras for the program. Holy Cross was one of 16 schools across the country to win.  (taken from Niagara This Week article)

 Best Buy 2017


James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award

Each year, the award program recognizes up to six (6) indigenous youth for their creative writing talent. All submissions will be reviewd by an independent selection committee. Recipients will receive a cash award of $2,500 each.

More information regarding the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award is available in the Main Office.


Holy Cross Students win 2 Gold and a Bronze Medal @ NCDSB Skills Competition

Gold medal at SKILLS

Congratulations to Jullian DePascali on winning the Gold medal for Automotove at the NCDSB Skills Competition held March 8-9th in Niagara Falls. Holy Cross Robotics also captured the Gold medal - team members are Alexa Walker, Katie Curvelo, and Corey Ghirardi. Congratulations to Katie Walters on winning the Bronze medal for Photography. Great work RAIDERS!



Project Hammers Home Real Life Lessons - St. Catharines Standard

Port Dalhousie Garbage BinsStudents in the construction technology program at Holy Cross are getting some real world experience and at the same time improving the streetscape of their hometown. 

The young carpenters have taken unsightly garbage cans that dotted the tourist area in Port Dalhousie and transformed them into something better - by building decorative wooden enclosures. The project started in response to a query by the Port Dalhousie Beautification and Works Committee.

"It is truly a win win-win-win project for all concerned - the residents and visitors to Port, the students of Holy Cross, and the City of St. Catharines." said Mike Slate of the Port Dalhousie committee. "We pay for the material. They do the work and get experience building something that doesn't get chucked away at the end of the school day."

The class undertook the challenge to design and construct the enclosures, which the committee unveiled on Thursday.

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