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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.
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.