Harry Howell Scholarship
Two former Sir John A MacDonald students Salsabil Sarhan and Faisal Mohamed were the 2018 recipients of the Harry Howell Scholarship Award.
Salsabil was Sir John A MacDonald's student council president as well as it's athletic council president. Along with also being the captain of the senior girls basketball team, she was a 'link crew' member, which helped to mentor the grade 9 students, a grad committee member, health action team member and the leader of the morning announcement crew. An extremely deserving recipient of the scholarship, Salsabil embodies everything the Harry Howell scholarship is about. She will be attending McMaster University in the fall for Social Sciences.
Faisal was named the most valuable player for basketball at Sir John A MacDonald, as well as for the entire HWDSB. Faisal loves to give back to the community and for the past 4 years, he has been volunteering at a basketball camp known as Hoops. On top of that, he started his own program at a local park where he helps children who cannot attend camps work on their basketball skills. Faisal said the main reason he does this is to give back to the community and to the places that he could go to for help when he needed it the most. In the fall, he will be attending Mohawk College for Police Foundations.
The 2017 recipients of the Harry Howell Scholarship were Shekinah Kienansatuko and Kyle Fernandes, both recent graduates of Cathedral high school.
Shekinah was involved in many extracurricular activities throughout her four years of high school. She played basketball, rugby and touch football, as well as being the leader of the step squad. Shekinah demonstrated teamwork, leadership and dedication to her academics during her time at Cathedral. She moved on to study social science and continue her basketball career at the University of Western Ontario.
Kyle served on the student council for a number of years at Cathedral. He represented the student body with excellent leadership as the student council president during his grade 12 year. Kyle was also involved with the cross country and badminton teams. Kyle will be attending University to study engineering.