MANILA – A 17-year-old Filipino topped the Filipino Center Toronto’s search for the best and the brightest elementary school, high school and university students in the Greater Toronto Area.
Daniel Marco Morales, who was a recipient of the Julia Brady Memorial Award became an Ontario Scholar in June 2014 and is currently a freshman at the University of Waterloo’s Computer Engineering program.
He was an honor student from Grades 9 to 12 at the Saints Catholic High School in Whitby, Ontario.
Aside from being a member of the Student Chaplaincy team during his high school days, he was also a regional representative in Grade 11 of the Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving and a received the Serra Club of Durham Altar Servers Award in 2011.
Morales was awarded in a ceremony held November 23 at the Rizal Hall of the FCT Building in Toronto with other finalists who vied for the top award.
The award is given to the top Filipino academic achievers since 2005.
“The winners are nominated by their respective schools because they embody the qualities of leadership, responsibility, diligence, hard work–qualities that mark them as leaders of our community.” Mary Ann San Juan, an FCT director and chair of the Outstanding Student Awards said.