St. Augustine Grade 12 Business Banquet "Together Towards Tomorrow"

Mrs. Giannantonio's Grade 12 Business Leadership Class at St. Augustine Catholic High School in Markham recently hosted a business banquet called, Together Towards Tomorrow. This banquet was the culmination of a 3-month, hands-on project that required students to plan, organize, and host the banquet.

This unique project experience allowed students to apply their management skills to real-life business situations, and students had the opportunity to network with various organizations in different industries. A very important aspect of the project was learning about corporate social responsibility and the importance of giving back. Therefore, the students also raised money throughout the semester for Make-A-Wish Canada, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The guest list for the business banquet included over 280 guests comprised of business leaders, the St. Augustine Catholic School Council, parents, Board members, students, and teachers. Two keynotes speakers delivered inspirational presentations at the banquet. Marco Gordon, A Customer Service Expert and Public Speaker, and Alexander Michael Gittens, a Motivational Speaker and Business Strategist. The students were able to create a beautiful ambiance, transforming the St. Augustine cafeteria into something spectacular.  It was truly a memorable night for the students and the guests of this year's Business Banquet, Together Towards Tomorrow.