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September 13, 2011
Scholarships cover studies abroad

Government of Alberta media release

Eight Alberta students will complete their high school education at campuses around the world through the Alberta government’s Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarships. The scholarships, valued at $70,000 each, cover two years’ tuition and accommodation at one of 13 United World Colleges.

United World College is a British-based foundation that has a network of over 40,000 graduates. The scholarships in Alberta are named in honour of Grant MacEwan. Each year, the government of Alberta awards eight United World College Scholarships. Recipients are selected based on academic performance, leadership, volunteerism and citizenship.

2011 United World College recipients
  • Jonah Berean-Dutcher, St. Albert
  • Laxmi Cheruvu, Calgary
  • Alyssa Coghlin, Lethbridge
  • Christopher Gil, Jasper
  • Liuba Gonzalez De Armas, Edmonton
  • Samantha Hans, Calgary
  • Dilene-Axelle Mbabazi Mugenzi, Calgary
  • Matthew McGreer, Edmonton
ATA’s media excellence awarded

This year’s Canadian Educational Press Association (CEPA) conference was hosted by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. During the conference’s annual awards ceremony, the Alberta Teachers’ Association received Golden Leaf Awards for excellence in journalism, design and public relations. CEPA members represent teachers’ organizations across Canada. Members are active in journalism, publishing, public relations, photography and design.

Gold Leaf Awards

Print Publications

Overall Publication: The ATA Magazine, Spring 2011, “Creativity and Critical Thinking”—

Gordon Thomas, editor, and Raymond Gariépy, associate editor

Overall Publication: The ATA Magazine, Fall 2010, “Is the future friendly? New Media, Teachers and Education”—Gordon Thomas, editor, and Raymond Gariépy, associate editor

Overall Publication: Just in Time newsletter, January 2011, issue on transgender, Volume 7, No. 1—Karen Virag, editor

Editorial: “Rank this …” The ATA News, Volume 45, No. 4, October 5, 2010—Dennis Theobald, writer

Layout and Design (Poster): “What kind of reputation are you building online?”—Yuet Chan, designer

Public Relations—
Media Campaigns

Public Relations—Media campaigns: www.myalbertaschool.ca—Jonathan Teghtmeyer

Electronic Publication: Beginning Teachers 2010—“Today, I’m going to change the world”—

Koni Macdonald