Julia Sawatzky is one of Bishop Carroll’s truly outstanding students! Julia has achieved top marks in all her subjects while at the same time studying dance 20 hours per week at the School of Alberta Ballet. Recently, Julia was awarded the McEuen Scholarship at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. This award has only been given to one Canadian a year since 1974 and Julia is the first Albertan to receive it. With this scholarship, Julia will travel to Scotland in September where she plans to study Medicine. This prestigious award provides Julia with full tuition, room and board and textbooks for three years – a value of over $170,000. St. Andrews is also the same university attended by Prince William and Kate! So impressive is her accomplishment, Julia was recently interviewed on CBC – to view this interview, click here. Congratulations Julia!
Congratulations to Grade 12 student Paulina Chiacchia, who has been selected as one of two 4-H Ambassadors to serve in the Calgary Region for a two-year term. (4-H Ambassadors exemplify the leadership, communication and personal development skills for which the 4-H program is recognized.) One of Paulina’s roles is to promote 4-H and youth involvement to members and non-members. As well, Paulina has been chosen to join 4-H delegates from across the country for a seminar in Ottawa. Delegates will be involved in group discussions, lectures and seminars dealing with the structure of the Canadian government. They will be able to tour the Parliament Buildings, Government House, the city of Ottawa, and attend a session at the House of Commons. Paulina is one of eight members from Alberta, awarded this fabulous trip to Ottawa. Again, congratulations on this achievement!
Bishop Carroll High School’s Music Department is proud to present their Final Concert on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 pm at St. Michael’s Parish (800 – 85th Street SW). This concert will include selections from their bands, choirs and strings ensembles, as well as the presentation of awards. Tickets are available in advance from the music department or at the door – pay what you can (suggested donation of $10). All families are invited to enjoy this performance celebrating the talents of our music students. For more information, click here.
Congratulations to Grade 12 student Amy Wong who was the first Bishop Carroll student to finish the French Immersion Program through ADLC (Alberta Distance Learning Centre). Even more impressive is that Amy completed this in Grade 11! At an awards ceremony in October 2012, Amy was recognized for receiving the highest mark in French Language Arts 30-1 (91%). This course included the writing of a diploma exam. Amy also received certificates of excellence for French Language Arts 30-1 (94% final class mark) and Études Sociales 20-1 (93% final class mark) as well as a certificate of achievement for French Language Arts 20-1 (final mark 87%). In June, Amy will receive her bilingual diploma with honors, achieving a final average for all of her French courses of 90%. In addition to French, Amy has also achieved honor marks in all subject areas while at Bishop Carroll. Congratulations once again Amy!
Congratulations to Grade 11 student Dominic Ling who won second place in Alberta Human Services’ 2013 Work Safe Alberta Student Video Contest. The contest aimed to raise awareness about workplace safety, particularly among youth entering the workforce. Dominic received $750 and will now move on to a national video competition along with the other contest winners. To view the Student Video Competition winning entries, including Dominic’s video titled It’s Your Job to Know Your Job, click here. To read the Edmonton Journal article about the winners, click here.