Four graduating high school students from Halton awarded $10,000 in scholarships

  • June 15, 2017

OAKVILLE, ON, JUNE 11, 2017 – Four deserving Grade 12 students from the Halton area were awarded $2,500 scholarships for their submissions to The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board’s Scholarship Award program. The students’ work ranged from video submissions to written essays on topics about malnutrition and the stigma around hunger, which are associated with the President’s Charities, Food4Kids and Halton Food For Thought.

Daniel Jolic from Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School, Daniela Fisico from Garth Webb Secondary School, Alexis Del Papa from Craig Kielburger Secondary School and Dua Alam from Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School.

Jolic, Fisico and Alam wrote essays about the impact of malnutrition on academic success, and Del Papa submitted a video offering assistance to families on how to meet their daily needs and food plans

“[These students] have demonstrated an incredible drive and passion to excel both inside and outside of the classroom,” said 2016 OMDREB President, Dennis Horton. “We are truly fortunate to have these bright young people among us.”

The OMDREB scoring panel were faced with a challenge after receiving 13 submissions, as each submission was well thought out. However, Horton says the panel is confident it chose well.

Oakville Mayor Rob Burton was at the celebration and imparted encouraging words to the graduates who will be departing their respective hometowns in pursuit of higher education.

“While you’re away … we’re going to keep working to make Oakville and all of Halton the safest and most wonderful place to live that we possibly can,” he said. “So that when you are shopping for a place to raise your kids, you might consider your hometown, and you might find it the same happy haven your mom and dad … has found. I hope that’s what you’ll remember – that there will always be a place for you in your hometown.”

To read the winning essays, please visit