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For the first time in Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School history, our STS alumni community came together virtually to celebrate Homecoming, October 15 - 17, 2020. As we continue to adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the difficult decision was made to cancel all in-person activities related to Homecoming and Fall Fair 2020. Our Alumni Association, in partnership with the Advancement Team, quickly pivoted and held a virtual Homecoming Celebration that brought fun and unique events to connect and celebrate our alumni community. In total, 19 virtual events were held throughout the three days, offering a variety of activities for all ages.
Congratulations to STS alumnus and co-founder of Monogram Coffee, Jeremy Ho '05 for being recognized as one of Avenue Calgary's 2020 Top 40 under 40!
Nil Nisi Optimum (NNO) Alumni are selected from a multitude of decades and professions, and have brought great honour and pride to their alma mater. This year, three more alumni who have demonstrated notable accomplishments in leadership, service and dedication to their professions and community joined this prestigious group.
We are proud of the many contributions our STS alumni made to communities and neighbours, near and far, during the global COVID-19 pandemic. These are a few stories, we know there are many more, and we salute you for living our values – demonstrating integrity, kindness, respect, responsibility, safety, and service.
STS alumnus, Jeff Kahane, Class of 1989, Owner/Lawyer/Managing Partner of Kahane Law Office held a 30-minute session this spring on Wills and Estate Planning. Jeff provided general information, contacts, resources, and insights to navigate this critical conversation with your families and friends.
Dr. Sandra Engstrom, Class of 1998, is a lecturer in social work at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Sandra’s wrote the below article called “Community resilience in the time of COVID-19” in hopes to provide a better understanding of how to get through this pandemic.
After travelling the world and being a part of many school communities, Mark and Sharon Beacom returned to Calgary, and were delighted to re-enroll their sons Billy ’10 and Mitchell ’13 back ‘home’ at STS. With a love of the outdoors always being a common thread in the Beacom family, both Billy and Mitchell participated in the STS Outdoor Education (OE) program.
We are pleased to also announce that two members (current and former staff member) of our Advancement team have been recognized by the Independent School Advancement Professional (ISAP) Board of Directors for their incredible impact on Advancement in the Independent School Sector.
Eighteen young alumni returned to STS on Thursday, February 20 to share their stories about the rewards, surprises and challenges of university life with our Grade 11 and 12 students at our annual “Tales from Undergrad Years” event. In a panel format, each alumnus spoke about how they chose their university and undergrad program, how they balance academics and social activities and their experience as a freshman. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and acquire advice from these alumni.
Our alumni community is exceptional and consists of almost 10,000 alumni, alumni parents and former faculty. The accomplishments of this group, both professionally and in the community, continue to impress me, and you can expect nothing less given the STS mission to live a life of purpose.