And The Winner of The Best School Year Ever Is…

Abigail Samuels, winner of The Best School Year Ever contest.

We are excited to announce that Abigail Samuels, from Brampton, Ont., will join our community in September as the winner of The Best School Year Ever® contest and a full-year boarding scholarship to St. Michaels University School.

In addition to announcing Abigail as the grand prize winner today, we are thrilled to offer $35,000 scholarships each to our other four finalists: Abby FisherMcEnroe JeanNoor Mohamed-Salinas and Jessica Nonay.

“Since day 1, The Best School Year Ever contest has helped introduce us to amazing students and give them the unique opportunity to join our community. Every single one of them has been a wonderful asset to our school,” says Mr. Paul Leslie, Director of Admissions and Engagement. “We look forward to Abigail’s arrival and hope to see the other Best School Year Ever scholarship winners joining us in September.”

This year SMUS expanded the contest to award 20 scholarships valued at more than $400,000.

We want to thank every single student across North America who entered this year’s contest. We saw a record number of students entering, which made our judges’ already-challenging task of choosing the scholarship winners that much tougher.

We’ll be running The Best School Year Ever contest again next year! Go to to sign up to our mailing list to receive information on the 2019 contest.

Kyle Slavin
Kyle Slavin is the school's storyteller. Through words and photos, he shares with the community all the amazing things that happen on campus.


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