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This was our first PROVINCE-WIDE CONTEST, and we have received 600 entries! We would like to thank the hundreds of students who entered the contest. The judges appreciated the time and energy that you invested into developing very creative submissions.

Prizes for the Teachers!

All of the teachers of the winners will receive a $200 VISA gift card.

See video by Ms Laura Mulvey, teacher at St. Isidore School in the Calgary Catholic School District. 

Successful  Contest in its 12th Year!

Statement on the Successful 2021 Student Contest by Pat Christie, Executive Director of Alberta Champions

Alberta Champions Contest Poster-2021
Alberta Champions Contest Poster-2021
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Ariam Solomon,  Grade 9 student at  Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Calgary (teacher: Ms.Araki) for her essay about Nellie McClung.

Winner of a $500 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of her achievement

Nellie McClung- An Everyday Superwomen - Ariam Solomon

Second Prize: Essay

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Maria Sismon Grade 8  student at St. Isidore of Seville in the Calgary Catholic School District (teacher: Laura Mulvey) for her essay about Nellie McClung

Winner of a $350 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of her achievement

Nellie McClung - The Shadow Beyond the Living Suffragette - Maria Sismon

Third Prize: Essay

Photo of Cassandra Chan

Cassandra (Cassie) Chan, Grade 8 student at St. Isidore School in the Calgary Catholic School District  (teacher: Laura Mulvey) for her essay on Nellie McClung

Winner of a $200 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of her achievement

Nellie McClung - An Inspiring Legacy - Cassandra Chan

GRADES 7-9 Winners

First Prize: Essay

GRADES 4 – 6 Winners

First Prize: Story

Michael Giovanni Indratmo at the MacEwan University campus

Michael Giovanni Indratmo Grade 5 at Homeschool in Edmonton (teacher: Joyce Boedianto) for his story about Grant MacEwan

Winner of a $300 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of his achievement

Grant MacEwan-A leader, storyteller, and nature lover-Michael Giovanni Indratmo

Second Prize: Story

Avni Ganeshalingam in  Grade 4 at Webber Academy (teacher: Ms. Carol Webber) for  her story about Dr. Clara Christie Might

Winner of a $200 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of her achievement

Dr. Clara Christie Might- My Beacon of Hope - Avni Ganeshalingam

Third Prize: Story

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Samiyah Crowfoot in Grade 4  at Dr. Morris Gibson School   in Okotoks (teacher: Mrs. Lisa Fyten) in School District 38 for her story “Meeting Chief Crowfoot, My Grandfather” about Chief Crowfoot

Winner of a $100 VISA gift card and a certificate of recognition of her achievement

Meeting Chief Crowfoot, My Grandfather - Samiyah Crowfoot

Honourable Mention: Poetry Entry

Feyi Ogunkoya photo

Feyi Ogunkoya Grade 9 at Allendale School in Edmonton (teacher: Ms. Miya Abe) for her poem about Nellie McClung

Fighter for Female Freedom - Nellie McLung -By Feyi OgunkoyaFighter for Female Freedom - Nellie McLung -By Feyi Ogunkoya

Teachers: This is why we do it!

This is why we do it! A teacher’s perspective…

Ms Laura Mulvey, teacher at t St. Isidore School in the Calgary Catholic School District, has been entering students in the Alberta Champions Story/Essay Contest for five years.

This year she has TWO WINNERS in the Essay Contest!!