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On Friday, November 1, 2019, the STS Alumni Association hosted its 9th annual Senior School students and Alumni Speed Mentoring Event. Twelve alumni mentored and advised Senior School students about what to expect in university, and the professional working world that follows post-secondary education. Our mentors represented various backgrounds that extended to accounting, medicine, engineering, law, strategic planning, investment, dentistry, entrepreneur, and business.
Reg Worsley has been giving to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) in one way or another for well over 30 years. At first, it was an annual donation as a parent of two students. Most recently, he decided to include STS in his estate planning. And there’s been a lot of thoughtful giving in between.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, alumni from our Founding Schools attended a luncheon at the Calgary Golf and Country Club in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Strathcona School for Boys, and 60th anniversary of Tweedsmuir: An Academic School for Girls.
Our much-loved annual magazine is available online! Inside this year's edition of Optimum magazine you’ll find stories about inspiring alumni Taryn Plater '13, Rajen Ruparell '01, Merdith Laurence '87, Matthew Bromwich '93, Shaun O'Brien '90 and Sloan Pipella-Clark '81.
The STS community came together Saturday, September 21, 2019 for the Homecoming Celebration and Family Fall Fair, which took place this year outside in our beautiful new courtyard. This STS tradition, put on in partnership with the STS Alumni Association and POSTS, brought together alumni, alumni parents, and alumni staff and their families, along with STS families. We had beautiful weather for this event and the record crowd thoroughly enjoying the festivities.
Congratulations to Arzina Jaffer '18 for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal for her outstanding commitment to volunteerism and the community
Our STS Alumni Community came together on Monday, July 8th for our annual Stampede Party at Sunterra Market downtown Calgary. Alumni of all ages joined alumni parents, faculty and staff for a fun evening of reconnecting and reminiscing in what has become an STS alumni summer tradition. You can see the photos on the STS Alumni Facebook page. Don't forget to like the page to tag yourselves and your friends!
Next year's STS Alumni Stampede Party will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020.
The sense of community at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) is deep, crossing multiple generations. Todd and Esther Worsley say they are a “big fan of the STS community” not only for the great education in the classroom, but for the caring relationships that develop between teachers, staff, and students.
On Thursday, May 9, 2019 we held our 12th Annual Alumni Dinner at Gasoline Alley in Heritage Park. Over 215 members of the STS community came together to honour our 2019 Distinguished Alumna, Mrs. Sloan Pipella-Clark ’81, long serving retiree, Ms. Carrie Duncan-Moore, and retiring employees,Ms. Maureen Beddome and Ms. Karen Foley.
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 our Grade 11 students had the opportunity to participate in educational panels with STS alumni and parents, who are established in their chosen career. The main focus of these panels was the path each alumnus and parent took to get to where they are now. It was abundantly clear that finding a career is most often not a linear path.
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff participated in one of the oldest traditions at STS – Speech Day. Throughout the day, Middle and Senior School students delivered performances in a number of categories including musical theatre, radio newscast, impromptu, poetry recitation, interpretative reading, persuasive speeches, solo and duo acting.