Heidi F. and 3D Printing PPE

Heidi F. and 3D Printing PPE
Posted on 06/17/2020
Every week we celebrate individuals in the SMCDSB community who have been recognized for going above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we are celebrating Heidi F. and a group of individuals who are using 3D printing for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Heidi F. is a student from  St. Paul's Catholic School in Alliston She was nominated by a staff member who said:

"I had the honour of teaching Heidi since she joined our school in Grade 3heidi f. and I honestly cannot speak more highly of this young woman. I, like so many others, have delighted in watching her grow in both her academic and extracurricular endeavours since that time, particularly in her musical achievements. Not only does Heidi excel in all facets of her academic life, she has also proven time and time again that she is an extremely talented musician, and a natural born leader. 

The frontline workers tribute video was her idea. She has taken the leadership role in this by spearheading the project with suggestions and ideas to make this video the best it can be with connections to Alliston and the St. Paul’s Community. She has reached out to the local businesses who have changed operations to help with the COVID-19 cause all the way to Stephenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston to ask for pictures of their employees who are helping out on the frontline. She has also participated and excelled in St. Paul’s Glee’s Physical Distance Version of I Swear and took a leadership role in our Online Easter Liturgy.”


ppe groupWhen our healthcare and front line workers were faced with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), the SMCDSB community was quick to take action in a very neat way!  Nomination after nomination started pouring in for individuals who are putting their resources to good use. Using 3D printers, the following individuals created much needed face masks and ear-savers for healthcare staff and frontline workers.

  • Kim Bollozos & John Michalenko - Our Lady of the Bay Catholic High School
  • Matt Wilson - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
  • Ron Gaston - St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School
  • Joe Martone - St. John Paul II Catholic School
  • Frank Testa & Mike Morneau - Academic Services
  • Melissa Oliver & Steven Zawacki - St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School
  • Craig McLaughlin - Holy Trinity Catholic High School
  • Eric Murton - St. Theresa’s Catholic High School
  • Paige Forsyth & Greg Albisser - St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School
  • Alyssa, Vanessa, and Tiago M.- Students at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School and St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School

We would like to thank Heidi and the group of 3D Printers for their incredible effort in helping others during this time.

If you would like to recognize the efforts of someone in the SMCDSB community, please take a moment to fill out our Celebrating SMCDSB Form.