SHSM students at St. Theresa of Lisieux enjoy partnership opportunity with Disney Canada

Through the Information and Communications Technology SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) program at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, approximately 250 students enjoyed a special opportunity to learn about- and experience a Disney movie pre-screening.

On February 4th, students from the Richmond Hill school were invited to attend a pre-screening of the new Disney movie, McFarland, at the local Silver City movie theatre. The sports-drama film is based on the real life story of Jim White, a high school gym teacher who builds and inspires a Latino cross-country team.

The day after students attended the pre-screening, St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS held a special assembly with guest presenter, Jim White. Jim spoke about how he overcame various challenges in his life and his experiences with the cross-country team. Students also had the opportunity to ask Jim questions. School Board officials and dignitaries were also in attendance for this special event.