SBDHS Alumni - April Ambalina ('05)

Updated: Oct 16, 2018

Graduated from SBDHS in 2005

Attended Holy Cross School for middle years.

"...developed a foundation of learning, had supportive opportunities to try new sports, activities and many more things, and created a lifetime of lasting friendships that allow me to reminisce about those memories with the same people still today."

Some of my proudest moments at SBDHS was winning basketball games, awards nights, and of course graduating with my friends. My overall experience with SBDHS was excellent; I had many opportunities that gave me the foundation I needed for the future. Loves the small community and still remains close friends with everyone. It’s amazing to learn to be able to know your entire graduating class and still get together to celebrate our accomplishments years after graduating.

Co-Curricular Highlights

Played many sports and welcomed all the extra-curricular opportunities that SBDHS has to offer. Played basketball, volleyball, track and field, badminton, and had roles in the plays.

Proudest Moment at SBDHS

My proudest moment at SBDHS was the graduation ceremony. I am grateful of all the parents, staff and students who worked hard to make the last day special for all the Grade 12 students.

Best Advice for a New Student Make new friends, join as many things as you can (even if you don’t think you’ll enjoy them because you just might!), create memories that will last for a lifetime, and always stay positive.

University Destination and Program

  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Science

  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Nursing


  • Pediatric Nurse for 3 years

  • Nursing Instructor, Red Deer College

  • Nursing Instructor, University of Manitoba: Pediatric Theory and Nursing Skills