Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. This award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goals of a long life lived to the fullest, understanding the importance of risk management and injury prevention. The Levitt family awards each year’s selected recipient $2,500 to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put toward an educational endeavor, engagement in sports and investment in a travel experience. These pursuits would have resonated with Stacey, who loved school, sports and travel. The deadline to apply is February 28th, 2020. For additional information, visit the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award website or contact Mrs. Rapin in Student Services.

Junior Citizenship of the Year: Nominations

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

JUNIOR CITIZENSHIP OF THE YEAR: NOMINATIONS

The Junior Citizen of the Year award has honoured the youth of Saskatchewan for over 40 years. The program is sponsored by The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower, and the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.  These prestigious awards are given to students who:

·        Have a positive lifestyle 

·        Are dedicated to community and school 

·        Have a strong sense of caring and responsibility

·        Have the ability to overcome life’s challenges

·        Inspire others

·        Are between ages 8 to 18 

Four award recipients are chosen each year and receive a $3,000 bursary, provided by SaskPower, to be used for post-secondary education. For more information, please go to www.swna.com. The deadline for nominations is March 31st, 2020.

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award ($28,000 dispersed over four years) is open to students of all abilities who are pursuing a degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox to improve human welfare, make a difference, and have a positive impact on community and others, their courage in overcoming obstacles (physical, financial, etc.), and definite marks of distinction and persistence in the pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life. The application deadline is February 1st, 2020. Additional information and application forms are available at www.terryfoxawards.ca

Vimy Pilgrimage Award

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War contribution. The program, scheduled for April 2–10, 2020, is offered by the Vimy Foundation and features daily visits to important First World War sites including museums, cemeteries, and historic battlefields. A total of 20 students will be selected for the 2020 program. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay describing their volunteer work; a 500 word essay on a specific question or subject posted in the application form; a personal statement video; a resume detailing achievements, awards, and notable activities; and a reference letter from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, service club, volunteer organization, etc. In choosing Award winners, the Award Committee will take into consideration all elements submitted for the application with special emphasis placed on the applicant’s volunteer work and service to their communities. For additional information, please go to

https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/vimy-pilgrimage-award/

General Proficiency Awards: Grade 9 – Grade 11

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

GENERAL PROFICIENCY AWARDS: Grade 9 – Grade 11

The General Proficiency Award for students in Grade 9 – Grade 11 is to be given to the student who makes the most complete contribution to the whole life of St. Mary High School and is based on the following criteria: academic achievement 50%, athletic contributions 20%, school life contributions 20%, and religious life contributions 10%. Application forms are available at the library, or online at http://bit.ly/AwardsGrade9-11 and must be returned to the LIBRARY by Thursday, May 23rd at 3:30 p.m. These awards will be presented at the school celebration/awards assembly on Wednesday, June 5th.

Rotary Citizenship Award: Grade 11

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Grade 11 students are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Citizenship Award to be presented at the awards presentation in June. This $300 award is presented to a Grade 11 student who is involved in the school, community, and parish. The application forms are available at http://bit.ly/AwardsGrade9-11 on the school’s career website and must be submitted to the LIBRARY by Thursday, May 23rd at 3:30 p.m. The student’s academic transcript and attendance will also be given to the awards selection committee. This award will be presented at the school celebration/awards assembly on Wednesday, June 5th.

Major/Minor Sports Award

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Students in Grade 12 may be eligible for a Major/Minor Sports Award that will be presented at the school celebration/awards assembly on Wednesday, June 5th.  The application forms are available at the LIBRARY or at http://bit.ly/AwardGrade12 on the school’s career website. Completed forms must be returned to the LIBRARY by Thursday, May 23rd. Please contact Mr. Quintal if you have any questions.

Major/Minor Fine Arts Award

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Students in Grade 12 may be eligible for a Major/Minor Fine Arts Award that will be presented at the school celebration/awards assembly on Wednesday, June 5th.  The application forms are available at the LIBRARY or at http://bit.ly/AwardGrade12 on the school’s career website. Completed forms must be returned to the LIBRARY by Thursday, May 23rd. Please contact Mrs. Skomorowski, Mr. Van Otterloo, or Ms Hawryluk if you have any questions.

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize

Friday, February 8th, 2019

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, is a prestigious two-week-long learning experience during which exceptional youth, 15-17 years of age, study the interwoven First and Second World War history of Canada, Great Britain, and France. Scheduled for August 2019 in Belgium and France, students will attend lectures, visit former battlefields, trenches and underground tunnels, as well as visit museums and cemeteries, and explore monuments such as the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.  Canadian, British, and French prize recipients will also participate in commemorative ceremonies and meet a few of the remaining veterans and members of the French Resistance. Applicants are required to submit the following: 1) an essay in response to a specific question, 2) a reflection piece based on artwork in the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, 3) a personal statement video, 4) a resume and 5) a reference letter. The submission deadline is March 3rd, 2019. For additional information about the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize and how to apply, please visit www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/beaverbrook-vimy-prize

U of O: Canadian Classics Video Competition (Gr 9-12)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

The University of Ottawa video competition aims to highlight topics from the Graeco-Roman world. Students in Grades 9-12 who are between the ages of 14 and 18 are encouraged to submit a video in English or French. Possible subjects include: ‘Why did the Persians invade Greece?’, ‘A day at the racetrack in ancient Rome’, a work of literature (a play by Euripides, a poem by Ovid) or a work of ancient art (vase, coin, statue). A prize of $500 will be offered for the best entry, with two runner-up prizes of $200. The best entries will also be posted on the website dedicated to the annual competition. The entry deadline is February 15th, 2019. For more information, please visit https://arts.uottawa.ca/cla-srs/en/video-contest