Emily D’Angelo (‘12), has been nominated for a Juno Award in the Best Classical Album Award (Solo) category for her album “enargeia.” Although Emily played cello at NT, she pursued vocal music at university (also applying for the life sciences programs). Emily was featured in our 2016 Maytime Melodies concert as one of the soloists in Mozart’s Requiem.
There are a number of people who graced the halls of North Toronto, but never graduated from them. Farley Mowat and Keanu Reeves come to mind. And now, Michael Hoecht, who attended NT in the 2013-14 academic year.
The Los Angeles Rams defensive end was born in Oakville, Ontario, moved to Ohio, then to Ottawa and then spent a year at NT, before moving back to Ohio (Oakwood High School). In 2020, after Brown University, he was drafted by the Rams and the Ottawa Redblacks, playing in the 2021-22 season for the Rams including the win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.
While at North Toronto, Hoecht played on the senior Football team. Mike wanted to be a linebacker, but coach Shawn Hood put him in the defensive end position, saying that when he gets to the next level they will put him on the line, which they did.
Hood describes Hoecht as “one of the hardest working players I have ever had.” Adding that after practice, when Hood was leaving the school, Hoecht was still on the field running.
“He truly deserves all of the success and he has earned it the old fashioned way.”