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||November 23, 2017 - Press Release - Holy Spirit Alumni Named 2018 Rhodes Scholar - article up until - Dec 08,2017
Holy Spirit Catholic School Division is incredibly
proud to announce that alumni, Iain
Sander, has been selected as a 2018 Rhodes Scholar! The Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford University are
considered the oldest and most prestigious international scholarships for
outstanding scholars from any academic field of study. Funded by the estate of
Cecil J. Rhodes, 11 outstanding students who demonstrate a strong propensity to
emerge as "leaders for the world's future" are selected each year from across
Canada to continue their postgraduate studies.
As a French Immersion student, Iain Sander attended Ecole St. Mary, St.
Francis Junior High School and Catholic Central High School. A Chancellor's and
Loran Scholar, Iain graduated from Queen's University with First Class Honours
in Chemical Engineering, receiving the medal in Chemical Engineering for
highest standing in his discipline.
Beyond his academic pursuits, Iain is an exceptional
leader who has supported a number of volunteer organizations with his skills. He
has served as a delegate to the Minister of Education's Student Advisory
Council, an ambassador for French for the Future, the first teenage member on a
L'Arche Board of Directors in Canada, a volunteer live-in assistant in a
L'Arche community in France, a mentor and peer tutor at Queen's University, and
the head coach of the Kingston Special Olympics swim team- to name just a few.
Iain, who is currently in his
first year of medical studies at the University of Alberta, shares, "I am
immensely grateful for the high quality of education I received with Holy
Spirit Catholic Schools. Through support
and encouragement, the school community helped me develop a love of learning
and challenged me to seek new opportunities for growth."
Notes Superintendent Chris Smeaton, "Iain is a model
for what it means to be an exceptional Holy Spirit Catholic School graduate and
we are blessed to have had him in our schools.
The fact that he is such a well-rounded and socially conscious
individual is a credit to, not only himself, but also the amazing supports he
has in his parents, family members, educators, and the community at large."
At Oxford, Iain plans to study orthopaedic
biomechanics to help improve the health, lives, and independence of individuals
For more information about
this press release, please contact:
Phone: (403) 327-9555