The Grad Legacy Project
"Everyday make a difference"
STA has held a Walkathon every year since 1987. Over the years the school has benefitted in many ways from the walkathon, such as the purchase of a school bus, computers, weight room equipment and the renovation of the school washrooms. Over the next few years money raised through the walkathon will be used to furnish classrooms in the new school.
There is a charitable component of all walkathon monies raised. Twenty percent is given to a charity. In 2006-07, it was decided that as each grade 8 class entered high school their 20% would be banked and accumulated over their five years at STA. In their grade 12 year, the class would decide where the accumulated funds would be donated.
The Grad class on 2016 donated $5,316 to Development and Peace to aid their work with victims of the massive earthquake that occured in Ecuador in April 2016.
The 2015 Graduation class donated $12000 to Liloan National High School - Don Bosco in the city of Cebu, Philippines. This school is for orphaned & abandoned boys as well as poor children who live nearby.
The 2014 graduating class donated $12,500 to build a dormitory for St Andrew Kaggwa School in Uganda.
In 2013, $8,500 went to the Africa Water Bank to build wells for irrigation and drinking water in Kenya.
The 2012 class donated $11,300 to help build an orphanage for girls in Rayagada, India.
The 2011 class donated $ 12,142 to build a school kitchen and furnish a school library in Rwanda.
We are very proud that our graduates are making a difference in the lives of so many students and families. It is an important legacy to leave and an example and inspiration for future classes.