Michael Shaw Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to capable students entering Grade 10 at STS who best represent and reflect the many fine qualities of Michael Shaw including: excellence in academics, participation in the outdoor education program, and exhibits a well-rounded nature through participation in service and co-curricular activities.
About Michael Shaw
Michael Shaw brought integrity, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and strength of character to STS. It was these fine qualities, combined with his welcoming nature and warm sense of humour, which made him a valuable member of the School community.
2018-2019 Forever Woods Scholars
This scholarship has been awarded to six students, who exemplify excellence in academics, participation in the outdoor education program, and a well-rounded nature through participation in service and co-curricular activities.
Anthony Baltoiu '19
"I am honoured and grateful to be a Forever Woods Scholar and part of the amazing STS community. With the support of the Michael Shaw Scholarship, I am able to thrive at STS and take advantage of its many inspiring programs and enriching opportunities. To honour Michael’s memory, I will strive to excel in scholarship and leadership, and exhibit his qualities of integrity, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and strength of character.”
Favourite academic subjects: math, science, Spanish
Co-curricular and community involvement: piano, golf, fishing, swimming, boxing, debate, cross-country running, and volunteering with the City of Calgary for the Powered by Youth Program.
Matthew Beingessner ’19
"Receiving a Forever Woods Scholarship has been incredibly motivating and inspiring. I am enormously appreciative for the excellent education and abundance of opportunities it provides to me."
Favourite academic subjects: science, math
Co-curricular and community involvement: piano, robotics, cross-country running, badminton, track, band, Reach for the Top, ski trip leader, and event videography and video editing.
Sydney Evans '21
"Being a Forever Woods Scholar has inspired me to represent everything that Michael Shaw valued and participated in to the best of my ability. Receiving this scholarship has truly allowed me to make a greater impact within our school community and has encouraged me to participate in as many community activities as I can."
Favourite academic subjects: science, social studies
Co-curricular and community involvement: volleyball, track and field, field hockey, choir, musical, Model United Nations, outdoor education
Cooper Perron '20
"Receiving the Forever Woods Scholarship has opened my eyes to many more of the great opportunities that STS provides. I am extremely appreciative of this scholarship and motivated to achieve my best every day in my academics and co-curricular activities."
Favourite academic subjects: math, science
Co-curricular and community involvement: basketball, cross-country running, track and field, Model United Nations, ski cross, rowing
Louisa Pittman '20
"I try to get the most out of each day at STS, in the spirit of Michael Shaw. Being a Forever Woods Scholar not only encourages me to perform academically but to further develop my commitment to citizenship. This scholarship also encourages me to lead by example as I progress through the Senior School. I am so lucky to attend STS as the breadth of experiences is unparalleled. Go Spartans!"
Favourite academic subjects: social studies, design, science and math
Co-curricular and community involvement: volleyball, cross-country, track and field, badminton, field hockey, all-mountain skiing, Outdoor Education, Duke of Edinburgh, Glencoe Summer Camp volunteer, Round Square Global Conference, peer tutoring, science fair mentor
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