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. 

2017-2018 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

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

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.

Zoe Johnson '18

Zoe Johnson '18

“Being a Forever Woods Scholar has given me the opportunity to be immersed in the STS community and to take advantage of everything the school has to offer. This scholarship has made attending STS a possibility and for that I am grateful.”

Favourite academic subject: English

Co-curricular and community involvement: Model United Nations, senior musical, peer tutoring, Round Square, and volunteering for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the Calgary Food Bank, and the Canadian Diabetes Association. 

Henry McArdle '18

Henry McArdle '18

“As a Forever Woods Scholar, I continue to be inspired each and every day to be dedicated to achieve my personal best in academics and co-curricular activities. Receiving this scholarship has also further enhanced my confidence and courage to take on more of the many great opportunities STS provides.”

Favourite academic subjects: math, history

Co-curricular and community involvement: cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track and field, rugby, band, choir, jazz combo, school musical, peer tutoring, hockey player, referee, coach, and Model United Nations.

Cooper Perron '20

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

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