Nominations are being accepted until February 6th for the Manitoba School Boards Association Student Citizenship Awards. Their Director of Education and Communication Services Heather Demetrioff says nominations are made by schools through the school board and are open to all public school students Kindergarten to grade twelve. She explains the awards are actually a citizenship award so they’re not based on academic performance necessarily although they certainly have some high performing students that are nominated for them but it’s based on their service within the school and the community. She says this year they are pleased to increase the monetary value of the awards noting since their inception a decade ago they’ve been five hundred dollars per recipient but this year they have increased that amount to one thousand dollars and they also come with a certificate of recognition.
Demetrioff adds an award is given to a student in each of the Association’s six geographic areas and one provincial award for a student group. Several Flin Flon students have won this region’s award in the past.