Student selection is based on two main factors: 1) the student must have the academic ability to graduate from high school and meet post secondary requirements throughout the complete program; and 2) The student must come from a family that clearly does not have the financial means to pay for post secondary education.
At present, 50 students participate in the Program. We currently have 12 Students in Post Secondary Programs, 9 post secondary graduates and we anticipate 2 more in 2017 bringing the total number of graduates to 11. Beginning 2006 the Rotary club began granting scholarships to 4 students, 2 more than the original plan. This was made possible thanks to the patrons and sponsors of this very worthwhile life-changing program.
2014 Student Profiles
Anjali : Mentor: Kevin Hayes: Anjali has attended Falconridge School where she has consistently demonstrated strong academic success. Her teachers note that she is committed to service within the school community and is model for others to emulate. She is a safety patrol lieutenant who carries out her duties with authority and dignity and will step in for other patrollers who are absent. She has a reputation as a mature and responsible young lady and is often asked by teachers to take on positions of responsibility.
Anjali intends to attend university but wishes to explore her career options, however it appears clear that with her focus and determination she will have great success in any field or career area. Next year Anjali will attend Annie Gale Junior High School
Caylee : Mentors: Kevin and Denise MacLeod: Caylee attends Sherwood School and achieves honours in both Grades 5 and 6. Her teachers have commented on her positive attitude in school work and her willingness to help others who are having difficulties. They note that she is a confident and articulate speaker whose presentations in class are interesting and engaging. Caylee participates in variety of activities at school including Soccer, swimming, choir and band. Outside of the school she is involved with girl guides, where she is the leader of her patrol unit. Her guide leader notes that she has a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards learning and skill building and has the ability to achieve all the goals that she sets for herself.
Caylee would like to be a teacher or an architect specializing in interior design. She clearly has the talent to achieve any of these goals. Caylee will attend Sherwood School next year in Grade 7.
Lucas : Mentor –Biba Tharp: Lucas attends Sherwood Community School. His teachers comment that he is an intelligent and responsible student, with insightful ideas which he shares with others. He often helps others in his class who are having difficulty and assumes leadership roles in the class during group work. He possesses a strong sense of right and wrong and is not afraid to speak up against injustice. Lucas in active in school activities, sports and band as well as cooking classes. He has won citizenship awards and is a leader in his youth group at church.
Lucas plans to pursue a career in culinary arts, where he has already started to experience the opportunity to take cooking lesson with the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen program for young people. His ultimate goal is to open his own restaurant. Lucas will continue his education at Sherwood School next year in Grade 7.
Yuvraj : Mentors: Jason and Brandie Kruse: Yuvraj has been very successful in his studies at Falconridge School, achieving top grades in all subjects. His teachers speak glowingly of his ability to take responsibility and to strive constantly to be the best that he can be in everything he does. He is also an exceptional school citizen, having earned early promotion to the position of lieutenant in the safety patrol. His positive disposition and friendly demeanor make him a positive role model in the school. Yuvraj has been involved in the YMCA leadership program as well as the PSA soccer league where he helped his team win the bronze medal in 2012. He plans on attending the University of Calgary, enrolling in a Zoology or Arts Program. Next year Yuvraj will attend Grade 7 at Terry Fox Jr. High School.
|2001||Petra||Michael & Anna Zacharki|
|Heather||Dan & Carol Dunlop|
|Kaylee||Earl & Millie Huson|
|Brittany||Jack & Elaine Haman|
|2004||Cameron||Janet & Brian Wright|
|Melissa||Neill & Lori Magee|
|2005||Natalie||Ken & Pat Farn|
|2006||Nickisha||Tony & Alice Ng|
|Ryan||Bonar & Sharon Irving|
|Dean||Ben & Danusia Steblecki|
|Hailey||Ric & Donna Jakubec|
|Tyler||Larry & Donna Koper|
|Shantal||Jim & Wanda McNeil|
|Sukhpreet||Gail & Alec McDougall|
|Sheeraz||Harry & Nadia Pelton|
|Jasleen||Ken & Pat Farn|
|2013||Fariha||Phil & Fran Hochhausen|
|Quinton||Earl & Millie Huson|
|Sukhmani||Gui & Kate Salazar|
|Gaurav||Paul & Susan Brick|
|Yuvraj||Jason & Brandie Kruse|
|Caylee||Kevin & Denise MacLeod|
|Prisa||Jim & Maureen Hutchens|
|Connor||Mark & Debbie Ambrose|
|Ansh||Ben & Danusi Steblecki|