Ben Albert Scholarship
This Forever Woods Scholarship is awarded to a student entering Grade 10 at STS, who best represents and reflects the many fine qualities of Ben Albert including: excellence in academics, excellence in athletics, and fine character.
About Ben Albert
Ben loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was an exceptional athlete and consistently gave his best in everything he did - in school, in sports and in life. His drive and determination were outshone only by his renowned sense of humour and he was an outstanding and valuable member of the school community.
2016-2017 Forever Woods Scholars
The Ben Albert Scholarship was awarded to five students who exemplify excellence in academics and athletics, and fine character.
Jack Button '17
“This scholarship has inspired me to do my best and to have a positive impact on those around me. It means a lot to be able to represent Ben Albert, and I aspire to be like him when taking part in school activities. Without this amazing scholarship I would not have been able to become a part of the tight knit STS community, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity.”
Favourite academic subject: chemistry
Co-curricular and community involvement: cross-country running, track and field, badminton, soccer, tennis, tennis instructing assistant, camp counsellor, and volunteering for the Calgary Reads book drive.
Alexander Chase '18
“Being a Forever Woods Scholar is a tremendous honour that encourages me to live my life to the fullest, be a more active member of my community, and wake up every day aspiring to exemplify Ben’s tremendous qualities.”
Favourite academic subjects: chemistry, history
Co-curricular and community involvement: school musical, speech, Model United Nations, senior jazz combo, choir, cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track and field, hockey coaching, and volunteering at Atria Retirement Home.
Samuel Dayo '19
“Being honored with the Ben Albert Scholarship means the world to me, and that the school community believes that I can be like Ben and make an impact in the school.”
Favourite academic subjects: math, science
Co-curricular and community involvement: band, senior jazz band, basketball, Model United Nations, and peer tutoring
Oliver Turski '18
“Having the honour of being selected as a Forever Woods Scholar is incredible. It not only makes the work that I do both inside and outside of school more meaningful, but it also gives me a sense of pride, driving me to be the best that I can be in all regards of my life. I am very thankful for this opportunity.”
Favourite academic subject: math
Co-curricular and community involvement: volleyball, ice hockey, rugby, basketball, jazz band, senior band, cross-country running, track and field, lacrosse, and the Guatemala service trip.
Liam Waterous '17
“The privilege of being a Forever Woods Scholar allows me to explore my interests both in and outside of school, while at the same time providing me with the opportunity to excel academically.”
Favourite academic subject: history
Co-curricular and community involvement: Reach for the Top, Diversity Week committee, Model United Nations, Round Square, golf, cross-country running, India and Guatemala service trips, and created CanVol.org, a website to inform and encourage youth volunteering in Calgary