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Jack James & Alternative High School

- John Schellenberg Memorial Award -

About John

John began his career with the Calgary Board of Education in 1958 and retired in 1989 after 31 years of dedication to students, teachers and the community. He taught english, social studies and physical education and coached all sports, but basketball, gymnastics and track & field were his favourites. John was the first principal at Jack James High School and through his support and encouragement, the school flourished under his leadership. In 1983 Jack James High School was acknowledged by the Province of Alberta for having an outstanding technical and scholastic program and John was selected for the Alberta Government Achievement Award for Excellence in Education as a leader. He is active in his church community with his family and continues to enjoy life by participating in cross country skiing, skating, hiking, cycling and basketball.

Honoured Recipients

Starting in the 2016/17 school year, the scholarship awards program was revised, and each award was assigned to a specific school; to be awarded at the school, based on criteria set by the school. Additional scholarship awards were created at this time, so that all CSHSAA member schools had an award assigned to them to award to their students.

Previous Honoured Recipients

  • 2005-06 – Tommy Mac, Jack James
  • 2004-05 – Isaac Elliott, Lord Shaughnessy
  • 2003-04 – Kino Wright, Lord Shaughnessy
  • 2002-03 – Gordon Reid, Jack James
  • 2001-02 – Alden Piedad, Sir William Van Horne
  • 2000-01 – Michael Wilson, Lord Shaughnessy