High School Newsletter – May /June 2023

High School Newsletter – May /June 2023

Important Tidbits

For Gr 12s heading off to post secondary school this fall, be sure to familiarize yourself with the process of applying for a student loan through Alberta Student Aid. Applications usually open early June and it is recommended to apply 60 days before classes start. There are great videos to help with the process.

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a non competitive scholarship for students enrolled in full time studies or apprenticeship programs. It is based on combined averages of designated courses throughout high school. You can earn up to $2,500. The scholarship application opens in early August and is submitted through Alberta Student Aid.

In accordance with FOIP, Alberta Student Aid requires a Consent to Disclose Personal Information to be filled out if parents/guardians who wish to access students personal information. Forms can be found in the legal section.

Red Deer Polytechnic General Awards application closes May 31, 2023

Medicine Hat College Awards and Scholarships close applications June 1, 2023

Gr 11 students can start the process of preparing to apply to post-secondary now, by going to ApplyAB and setting up your profile to begin the process. If you already have your profile set up then add completed courses. https://www.applyalberta.ca/

U of A is hosting a Grade 11 Matters Presentation for students in Gr. 10 entering into Gr. 11 this fall. https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tours-and-events/index.html?

Did you know U of A offers a virtual Introduction to University presentation which helps students familiarize and prepare for university. It covers common language, the difference between university and college, plus much more. Send them an email to book your meeting. counsellor@ualberta.ca

Olds College Ag Data Camp (July 31 – Aug 4) deadline is May 31, 2023 (Gr 10 & 11s)

Sait Summer Camps (Gr. 9 – 12)

Theatre Alberta Camp Summer Camp for 16 -18 yrs old (July 23 -29th)

Medicine Hat College invites prospective post secondary students for a full STEM Day on May 19th. Students will gain advanced exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. https://www.mhc.ab.ca/STEM

Prairie Land Awards

The following Prairie Land Awards are available for students in the current graduating class. For more detailed information on all awards offered and the application form, please refer to the Prairie Land website or talk to your Career Rep. Be sure to check under your school listing and the featured scholarship section for other scholarships that are available.
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Prairie Land Award of Distinction

Presented to a Prairie Land Grade 12 student who graduates from the current school year with the highest average mark in the division based on results in English 30, Social 30, Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 and two of Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Biology 30, Science 30 and Math 31.

Prairie Land Education Award

Presented to a Prairie Land Grade 12 student who clearly demonstrates the intention of enrolling in the first year of the Faculty of Education at an accredited Alberta post-secondary institution. Must provide one letter of reference.

Prairie Land Achievement Award

Presented to up to three Prairie Land Grade 12 students who graduate from the current school year. Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities and be considered a well rounded student with an acceptable academic standing. Must provide one letter of reference.

In order to be considered for these awards, the applicant must complete the Prairie Land Scholarship and Bursaries application form and submit it to the Prairie Land Board office by July 31, 2023. Please complete all sections of the application form. Be sure to check off the awards you wish to be considered for. Speak to your school Career Rep for more information.


Prairie Land would like to congratulate and recognize our students and post graduates who have been successful with winning a scholarship/award. If you have been awarded a scholarship/award, please let your Career Rep know so we can recognize your great accomplishment. We are unfortunately unable to post all of these in one publication so stay tuned to future publications.

Hanna JCC School

Hayden Scheerschmidt – Highest Mark in English 20-2, Highest Mark in Math 20-2, Bumper to Bumper Award
Bethany Siewert – Highest Mark in: English 20-1, Math 20-1, Social 20-1, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Art 30, Honor Roll, Sr. High Girls Volleyball MVP, Hanna Kinettes Highest Grade 11 Average
James Wright – Honor Roll, Highest Mark in PE 20, Sr. High Basketball – Leadership Award

Veronica Pedersen – Ida Fielding Memorial Bursary, Norman Alexander Duff Memorial, Honor Roll

Gianni Rogon – Highest Mark in Social 30-2
Glee Rogon – Highest Mark in English 30-2, Western Communities Foundation Exceptional Achievement Award
Jaeden Roncin – Highest Mark in Math 30-2, Merit Contractors/Open Circle Award

Wendel Siewert – Honor Roll, Highest Mark in: Math 30-1, Math 31, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, PE 30, Hanna Elks Highest Grade 12 Average, Westmoreland Mining Award for Science
Wendell Gourlay Scholarship, Governor General’s Medal

Consort School
George Muller – Honor Roll, Tamarack Valley Energy Citizenship Award, Neutral Hills Merit Award

Samantha Paillard – Honor Roll with Distinction, Gr. 12 Academic Achievement, Neutral Hills Ag. Award

Kale Sortland – Honor Roll, T & E Pumps Scholarship, Neutral Hills Ag. Award
Leif Wilson – Honor Roll with Distinction, Gr. 12 Merit Award

Delia School
Autumn Trout – Highest Mark Social 10 and English 10
Jocelyn Trout – Delia School Council Math 20 Award, Delia School Council Social 20
Award, Delia Elks English 20 Award, Delia Ag Society Biology 20 Award, Tim Schowalter Chem 20 Award, Tim Schowalter Physics 20 Award

Morrin School
McKenzee Olsen – Nelson Ag Ltd. Biology 30 Award, Alan & Gwen Hampton & Family Math 30 Award, Governor General’s Academic Medal

Seth Walker – Social 10-2 Award, Wil-Can Safety Ltd. Most Academically Improved Gr 10 Award
Easton Watts – Shop 10 Award
Alyssa Wilkins – Math 20-1 Award, Chemistry 20 Award, Phys.Ed. 20 Award, Morrin School Council Bursary, Yavis Restaurant Most Academically Improved Gr 11

Nicole Wolf – Morrin School Physics 30 Award, Crooked Lakes Livestock & Grain Math 30-2 Award, The Village of Morrin Social 30-2 Award, Morrin School Council Bursary, Brittany Gallagher Memorial Award, Senior High Intramural Most Valuable Player, Morrin School Leadership Award

Prairie Land Career Reps

Altario & Consort – Hilary Leuschen – 403-577-3654 – hilary.leuschen@plrd.ab.ca
Berry Creek – Beatrice Bosch – 844-566-3743 – beatrice.bosch@plrd.ab.ca
Leanne Jacobson – 844-566-3743 – leanne.jacobson@plrd.ab.ca
Delia & Morrin – Debi Olmstead – 403-364-3777 – debi.olmstead@plrd.ab.ca
Hope Christian – Margaret Dart – 403-899-3786 – margaret.dart@plrd.ab.ca
JCC – Dana Forsyth – 403-854-3642 – dana.forsyth@plrd.ab.ca
Youngstown – Darren Jacobson – 403-779-3822 – darren.jacovson@plrd.ab.ca