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. 

2016-2017 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.

Heidi Frehlich '17

Heidi Frehlich '17

“As a beneficiary of the Michael Shaw Scholarship, I continue to strive to embody the qualities Michael demonstrated. Similar to Michael, I work hard to achieve academic excellence while giving back to both the school and my community. It is an honour to receive this scholarship, and to be an STS student where excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character are fostered.”

Favourite academic subjects: all 

Co-curricular and community involvement: Prefect, Round Square, peer tutoring, cross-country running, track and field, triathlons, competitive swimming, band, school musical, choir, One Act Festival, outdoor education, lifeguarding, and swim and lifesaving instructing.

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.

Chandler Wong '17

Chandler Wong '17

“This scholarship has provided many opportunities in the best education environment with high quality teachers.  Being a recipient of the Forever Woods scholarship motivates me to excel in my academic work and to extend my efforts to serve others through my volunteer work.”

Favourite academic subject: outdoor education

Co-curricular and community involvement: Round Square, Reach for the Top, band, badminton, Robotics Club, Duke of Edinburgh, peer tutoring, and volunteering at the Calgary Drop in Center, Evergreen Symphony senior’s home and First Alliance Church.