Greystone Scholars from left: Linda Huard from Medstead Central, U of S student Kyla Tymchen, Joyce Hung from Evan Hardy Collegiate and Courtney Erickson from Quill Lake School
photo by Maury Yee
These academically gifted students are part of an elite group called the Greystone Scholars Society. Grade 12 students, who in Grade 11 achieved an average of 95 per cent or higher, are eligible to become a Greystone Scholar.
"This event is like no other we have on campus," said Claude Lang, director of Recruitment and Admissions at the U of S. "Giving students the opportunity to attend actual lectures is very beneficial to the student, and meeting Greystone Scholars who are already on campus successfully pursuing their education goals can be inspiring."
Throughout the day the high school students will attend classes with a Greystone Scholar who is pursuing studies at the U of S, take part in tours, learn about applying to the U of S and meet other new members of the Greystone Scholars Society from around the country. More than 90 parents will participate in separate activities.
The U of S has the highest percentage of entering students with an average of 95 per cent or above in Canada. On average the university admits more than 300 Greystone Scholars each year.