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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.
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.