Meet our Leaders of Tomorrow
Stephanie De Castro
Stephanie served on her high school Student Council for years, as a Student Trustee of the TCDSB and as the Catholic Board Council President of the Ontario Student Trustees Association. In the community, Stephanie works to advance Filipino culture and for a Not for Profit that helps students. She will be pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Global Development at Queen’s University.
Saheed had to go through 18 other schools on his refugee journey from Nigeria to settlement in Canada just four years ago. He dove into his passion for innovation through engineering in school and in the community. He notably took on robotics, tutoring, and soccer among other extracurricular activities in high school, while inspiring others to pursue STEM education through Rexdale’s STEM Club. Saheed will be attending the University of Waterloo, to study Mechatronics Engineering.
Natalie plays flute, sax, guitar and piano. She is a singer, public speaker, karate student, political campaigner, and a humanist- all wrapped up in a stunning cumulative average of 99%. During the pandemic, when isolation was rife, she created Natalie G. Music to help lift spirits by posting concerts and videos on social media. Natalie helped design a space module to harvest energy for the Engineering Idol Competition, and this fall she'll head to U of T for Civil Engineering.