We wish our Bishop Grandin High School families a wonderful summer! The first day of school is Tuesday, September 1, 2015. A mail-out will be sent to you mid-August with all information pertaining to the first month of school.
Congratulations to Carolina Alongi who is this year’s recipient of the Calgary Italian Sportswoman of the Year Scholarship. This scholarship, worth $5000, recognizes young women of Italian heritage who have demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics, leadership, fine arts and volunteering. Carolina was involved in many activities at Bishop Grandin including the girls’ volleyball program, the Water Project, Best Buddies and Social Justice. Carolina will be honored at a banquet in October. Congratulations Carolina!
As he promised Mr. MacLaren shave his hair and beard today at lunch! Here is his story: I lost my mother to leukemia 20 years ago. As a ten year old child, I was touched by seeing the many children at the hospital with no hair looking very sick. I have always planned to grow my hair and donate it to make these kids’ lives a little brighter. Since starting teaching at Bishop Grandin, I have had the opportunity to grow out my hair and beard. I have now decided this is the time to honour my mother, donate my hair to help make wigs for sick children and hopefully reach my fundraising goal of $5 000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. I am hoping to get the Bishop Grandin community behind me. You can also help support the cause by making a donation in one of two ways. First, the school will accept monetary donations and the school will write one big cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or your may also donate through his personal website (see information below). Thank you for your support!
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Congratulations to Jordan Bird, the recipient of the Mount Royal President’s Scholarship. Jordan’s first full year of university is completely paid for thanks to this achievement award.
The Mount Royal President’s Scholarship is awarded to an elite student who exhibits community and school leadership. Jordan has been very active in student council, social justice, robotics, and was a pioneer award winner for the past two years in our Sports Performance Hockey program.
Jordan was diagnosed with cataracts at birth. As a result, he has gone through multiple surgeries and due to this, hopes to one day become an ophthalmologist/surgeon to give back to the community that helped him through so many medical challenges.
Our school community is very proud of this fine young man and would like to congratulate him on his accomplishments. Bishop Grandin wishes Jordan well in his future career plans. Our loss is truly Mount Royal University’s gain.
On June 8th, a spring awards luncheon was hosted by the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association and the Calgary Booster Club to recognize accomplishments of grade 12 student athletes. Two of our athletes, Morgan Rackel and Paul Gratton were in attendance as nominees for two major awards, the Gretta Schwartz Award and the John Mayell Award for third year student athletes. Both of these awards are based on athletic ability and performance, academic achievement, citizenship, leadership and community involvement.
Morgan was our nominee for the Gretta Schwartz Award. She was a member of our school’s volleyball, basketball, badminton and track teams for all three years as well as being a member of our Advanced Placement program. She will be attending Weatherford College in Texas in the fall to study Biomedical Engineering and to play soft ball.
Paul was our nominee for the John Mayell award. He played football, basketball and rugby for all three years at Grandin and was on the track and field team in Grade 12. Paul was also a member of our Advanced Placement Program and will be attending the University of Calgary this fall to study Engineering.
Although both were strong candidates for these awards, they ultimately went to other student athletes. However, in recognition of all the contributions they made to the athletics program at Bishop Grandin, both Morgan and Paul received a $500 Booster Club Scholarship.
For more information regarding summer school course offerings, locations and cost, please visit: http://www.cssd.ab.ca/ or phone 403-500-2012, ext. 412
For more information regarding diploma preparation courses please call 403-500-2012 ext. 412 or online at http://www.cssd.ab.ca/students/academic-services/ Enrolment is limited.
Congratulations to Molly Beauregard who is the recipient of a Major Entrance Scholarship from the University of British Columbia valued at $30,000.
During her three years at Bishop Grandin, Molly was a member of both the Extended French and Advanced Placement programs. She has been on the honor roll each of her high school semesters and was the winner of the Etude Sociales 10 and English 20-1 awards. Molly also spent six weeks last summer working at the Sheldon Chumir Health Center.
In addition to her studies, Molly is a member of our Senior Field Hockey Team and a Representative of the U16 Alberta Field Hockey Team. She also works as a child care assistant for autistic children and finds time to volunteer for the Crohn’s & Colitis Walk/Run and the Inn from the Cold program at St. Bonaventure Church.
Molly plans to study Human Kinetics at the Kelowna campus of the University of British Columbia. We wish her all the best in her future studies!