Movers, shakers, community builders. Artists, entrepreneurs, difference-makers. Ground-breakers, champions, innovators. Among us shine the finest and brightest examples of the success of public education. In every corner of the city, across the country and beyond, Calgary Board of Education alumni make a lasting impact on our community.
We are proud of our alumni, and we want to share their stories! Help us find the people who live our beliefs – that a strong public education system is the foundation of our society, and the legacy of learning we create makes a world of difference for us all.
Since 2002, CBE Board of Trustees have recognized significant CBE alumni through the Distinguished Alumni Program administered by EducationMatters, the CBE's charitable trust. In the past 14 years, recipients have included Olympians, philanthropists, politicians, doctors and others who have made an impact on the lives of Albertans, and who exemplify the CBE Results.
The CBE Distinguished Alumni Awards were the catalyst for the creation of EducationMatters' Emerging Leaders fund. Student leadership opportunities, civic engagement initiatives and post-secondary student awards are among the projects supported through this fund.
The CBE Legacy Award is a fresh take on recognizing the achievements of our alumni. Success at the CBE is highly personal, with each student defining how they learn best and our teachers working to recognize the unique talents and gifts of each student. We want to acknowledge the individuals who continue this work, who use their unique talents to make our world better, the former students who are our legacy. Our alumni have left their mark across all industries and communities, and we can’t wait to recognize them.
We expect to present several awards at public board meetings throughout the year, with the first award presented in October 2016. All award nominations will be reviewed and award recipients will be selected by the CBE Legacy Award Committee.
Recipients must be an alumnus of, or have attended, a CBE School.
Recipients must be 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination.
Nominations must include a (maximum) 500-word statement of support.
Recipients must exemplify at least one or more of the CBE Results:
Mission: has used high school as a foundation for continuous learning and success in life and work.
Academics: possesses the knowledge, skills and attitude required for academic success, and is effectively prepared for life, work and further learning.
Citizenship: has been a responsible citizen who is an informed and involved member of his/her community – locally, nationally, globally.
Character: possesses the character to do what is right, act morally with wisdom, and balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others.
Personal Development: has acquired the skills, attitude and knowledge to achieve his or her highest potential.
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