Nominations are being accepted until January 26th for the Manitoba School Boards Association Student Citizenship Awards. Their Associate Director Heather Demetrioff says nominations are made by school boards and are open to all public school students kindergarten to grade 12. She explains they are intended to recognize students service to their school and the broader community, things like involvement in fund raising activities for social justice causes, activities on student council, activities in the broader community and sometimes those are church based and sometimes they’re dealing with helping out seniors or young kids, basically all of those character and citizenship building activities that we know so many of our students are involved in.
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. She says the award includes a certificate and 500 dollars while students nominated but not selected receive a certificate and 100 dollars. Several Flin Flon students have won this region’s award in the past.