School Boards across Ontario are celebrating Catholic Education Week (May 7-11, 2018), and as part of the celebrations, the York Catholic District School Board announced its 2018 Distinguished Alumni.
Each year the Board selects six alumni from its secondary schools who are making significant and unique contributions in their respective careers and communities.
This year’s recipients are:
- Christopher Dainton, an ER Doctor at the Grand River Hospital and Founder of Medical Service Trip, an organization that connects medical professionals with international health volunteer positions. Christopher is a graduate of St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham.
- Phylicia George, a three-time Olympian and bronze medal winner who has competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games. Phylicia is a graduate of Father Michael McGivney CA in Markham.
- David Furfaro, a Master Corporal and Avionics Technician where he repairs helicopters and other machinery for the Royal Canadian Air Force. David is a graduate of St. Robert CHS in Markham.
- Italia Ricci, an Actress who has appeared in various television shows including: Designated Survivor, Chasing Amy, and Supergirl. Italia is a graduate of Sacred Heart CHS in Newmarket.
- Steven D’Souza, CBC’s Video-Journalist and Correspondent based out of New York City. Steven is a graduate of St. Elizabeth CHS in Vaughan.
- Kristen McAlpine, a Doctor of Urology at The Ottawa Hospital. Kristen is a graduate of St. Brother Andre CHS in Markham.
Photo L-R: Christopher Dainton, Phylicia George, David Furfaro, Italia Ricci, Steven D’Souza and Kristen McAlpine.