We’re well aware of it: The Best School Year Ever® contest is a little corny. But we’re OK with that – because we know that this opportunity changes students’ lives.
Now in its fourth year, it’s important to remind ourselves what The Best School Year Ever contest is all about: to find the best kids in North America and give them the unique opportunity of a SMUS education.
But it’s not only the students that benefit, as Director of Admissions Paul Leslie explains:
“Our goal every day is to find students who have the ability and passion to thrive at SMUS. But a big part of our Admissions process is asking, ‘How will this student contribute to our community?’. The Best School Year Ever contest gives us the ability to find those great kids who leave a lasting impact on our community,” he says. “This year, we had students come from as far away as New Brunswick and Baltimore – their perspectives and energy enhance every class they’re in. At the same time, we know there are also great students close to home. Another of our finalists came from just up the road in Lantzville, and she, too, is bringing her talents and passions into our community every day.”
With these goals in mind, this year’s contest is our biggest yet – we’re offering 10 scholarships worth up to $50,000 for students entering Grade 8-12 to spend a year living and studying at SMUS.
We want your help to find a great student!
Do you know of a North American student whose dream would be to study at a school like SMUS and who would be an asset to our community?
The contest closes January 9, so while there’s still lots of time, the deadline will come quick!