CONGRATULATIONS!For the second year in a row, Archbishop MacDonald High School has had a Grade 12 student win the Schulich Leaders Scholarship worth $80,000. Both Anna Minarik (MAC Grad 2018) and Aakankshya Kharel (MAC Grad 2019) will be using the scholarship to further their education at the post-secondary level in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Anna has completed her first year at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and Aakankshya will be starting her first year in the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta is September 2019.A Schulich Leader nomination represents the top STEM student in a graduating class who in turn becomes eligible to win the scholarship. Students must meet two of the following criteria: Academic Excellence, Leadership and/or Financial Need. Every high school in Canada is eligible to nominate one student. With only 50 scholarships given annually across Canada, MAC is proud to have two of our own win this award back to back. Congratulations to Anna and Aakankshya on your accomplishments!!Archbishop MacDonald High School along with Edmonton Catholic Schools is pleased to be able to provide dual credit opportunities to MAC students. Whether your child is interested in being a pilot, a health care worker, an accountant, a psychologist, a police officer or many other exciting career options, the dual credit program offers students an opportunity to get a taste of what the profession is like while earning dual credits – credits for both high school and for post-secondary institutions. Please investigate the many options available at: https://www.ecsd.net/Programs/Overview/Dual-Credit-Program/Pages/default.aspx or speak to one of our counsellors in Student Services for more information.We are a unique Catholic high school with specialized academic programs and a warm, personal environment in which to learn. Thus, a strong tradition of academic excellence with spiritual dimensions and community involvement is embedded in our school. Our mission is to encourage and celebrate the education and development of the whole person by nurturing spiritual growth, student leadership skills and social responsibility within a Catholic community of learners which recognizes the academically talented individual.