Monday, September 1, 2014

Fichuk to speak at student forums

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will be presenting Fort Frances High School student Dexter Fichuk as a keynote speaker at its Student Leadership Forums this week.
The forums are slated for St. Patrick’s School in Atikokan tomorrow (Nov. 13), St. Joseph’s School in Dryden on Wednesday, Sacred Heart School in Sioux Lookout on Thursday, and St. Francis School here on Friday.

The presentations will be directed towards the board’s Intermediate level students to engage them to be responsible citizens who make a difference.
Topics of discussion will include anti-bullying, equality, sustainable fundraising, environmental issues, world issues, and getting involved in social justice projects.
Fichuk will speak personally about his involvement with Free the Children Organization, his “We Day” experience, and anti-bullying video produced by MuchMusic, as well as his mission in Ecuador.
“Dexter Fichuk is a talented youth speaker and role model for our students,” noted Amy LaFroy, the board’s Catholicity co-ordinator.
“We are proud to be presenting such an exceptional young person who is making a difference in the world one small step at a time.”
It is the mission of the board’s Catholic Student Leadership Program to provide an intellectual and social environment for student leaders to exercise Gospel values and develop transferable skills in organization and leadership.
“This is the fourth year of this program, and we are pleased to see the students in our Catholic schools taking on social justice initiatives and demonstrating leadership amongst their peers,” said Education Director Mary-Catherine Kelly.

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