May Queen 2019 (50 Years and Counting) a HUGE SUCCESS! |

May Queen 2019 (50 Years and Counting) a HUGE SUCCESS!

Sundre High School Students Raise $46,369

By Scott Saunders

Principal Sundre High School


Sundre High School’s 50th May Queen has now drawn to a close.  It was another unbelievable year for the students of Sundre High!  Students, staff, parents, and community members worked together to raise $46,369.  The money will be allocated to a variety of Sundre High Students’ Union projects and activities in the coming year. The grade 11’s raised $13,661 to take top honors.  The Class of 2020’s win resulted in Jaeden Gordon and Thomas Robertson being crowned as May Queen and King for the 2018-2019 school year.  Congratulations to all students who worked during May Queen 2019 - amazing results!  You have certainly made us proud!



2019 Sundre High School May King and Queen Candidates:

Back Row – Shanay Wilson, Lawson Fournier, Alyssa Feil, Lawsen Augustowich, Megan Weiss, Caleb Richardson

Front Row – May Queen Jaeden Gordon and May King Thomas Robertson.


May Queen is one of the most impactful activities our school does in the community.  Although a great deal of money is raised, May Queen is not just about money and competition.  It’s about a community working together to teach youth about desirable personal characteristics such as responsibility, commitment, initiative, leadership, and respect.


Thanks to all of our parents and to those employers and community members who hired our students.  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


May Queen Budget Breakdown


S.U. Budget           Amount


Graduation $13,069

Caps & gowns, music, entertainment, equipment rentals, tickets, invitations, flowers, photography, correspondence and stationery


Athletics $11,020

Referee fees, travel expenses, and tournament entry fees for cross-country running, golf, volleyball, curling, basketball, badminton, and track & field


Band Trip $3,000

Travel expenses for Band Tour.


May Queen Expenses $3,000

Liability insurance, kick-off student BBQ, gifts for May Queen candidates, flowers, Queen’s Tiara, and May Queen Dance costs.


Student Grants $2,880

These grants are awarded (upon application) to cover travel expenses and registration fees for students or teams who attend provincial events.


Operational $3,340

Student telephone, cable subscription, stationery, photocopying, postage, and food for Students’ Union meetings.


Scholarships $800

Scholarships for former grads that have enrolled in post-secondary programs.


Special Events $3,300

Student celebrations, free lunch days, prizes for contests, and SU competitions.


Charitable Donations $1,110

Foster Parents Plan, Sundre Legion Poppy Fund, and other donations to community initiatives such as the AquaPlex.


Dances $1,000

Decorations, snacks for parent supervisors, and float for the four grade dances throughout the year.


May Queen Rewards $2,000

Individual prizes for student participation in May Queen.


Yearbook $1,850

Expenses for the production and subsidy of 2018-19 yearbook.