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E. Catherine Barclay Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Bailey Diakow, this year's recipient

Tue, 05/23/2017

2017-2018 E. Catherine Barclay Scholarship Recipient

Our heartiest congratulations go to Bailey Diakow, the 2017-2018
E. Catherine Barclay Scholarship
recipient. Bailey is one of our best students in French, and the opportunity to study in France represents a natural progression in her studies. She is currently pursuing a concurrent degree in Education and French, and plans to become a French Immersion teacher.
Outside the classroom, Bailey belongs to the Sunday choir group at St. James Parish in Okotoks, where she also plays the cello, and until recently was a member of the Knights’ senior girls basketball team, which involved working at a shelter in Calgary and mentoring special-needs students.
The scholarship is named after E. Catherine Barclay (1902-1985), an outstanding educator and world citizen. To implement her ideals and goals, the award provides the opportunity for recipients to study in France, to gain experience and an appreciation for living in another culture, and to acquire something of her world view of the family of nations. 


From the Friends of E. Catherine Barclay: The “Giving Day” campaign closed on Saturday April 29th having raised a total of $12,100.00 for the

E. Catherine Barclay Scholarship!

Our goal was $7500 and so we are beyond thrilled with the support we received. Thank you very much for participating and building this award for future recipients and future generations. We are most grateful for your help and generosity in delivering a tremendous impact, and we are equally thankful to the University of Calgary, which matched $6050 of your donations.
Our current recipient, Paola Velasquez, heard about the matching campaign and sent us this update about the transformative experience she is having in France:
"Studying in Dijon has truly opened my eyes to so many different perspectives and ways of life. Not only was I able to deepen my love for the French culture, but I also got to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world. This exchange gave me the opportunity to experience a variety of new things from tasting Kir and having escargots for the first time to celebrating St. Nicolas with the locals and petting small sharks at the Oceanographic museum in Monaco. Academically, I was able to explore French language teaching as part of an internship at the university’s language center. This experience along with the many translation courses I took allowed me to explore new career paths and expand my love for teaching. This has been a unique experience and I am very grateful for the opportunity to study in France.''