Grade 12 student Nicholas Rampertab from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School was named as a recipient of the 2020 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.
The TD Scholarship for Community Leadership is awarded to students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding dedication to making their community a better place.
Nicholas launched FIRST Robotics, a program for patients at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. He has been a lead teacher with the program for three years, where he connects with children and encourages continued learning of robotics and involvement in STEM programs.
He used his experiences from FIRST Robotics to create the Best Buddies Robotics program at Holy Trinity CSS. Best Buddies offers students with developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn about robotics while developing well-rounded life skills including self-confidence, communication and making friendships.
Due to his outstanding work in the community, Nicholas is eligible to receive up to $70,000 for post-secondary tuition and living expenses!
This fall, he will be attending the University of Waterloo for Mechatronics Engineering. His goal is to one day develop low-cost communication technology for children with disabilities.
Congratulations on this amazing achievement, Nicholas! We wish you the best of luck as you continue your studies!