Nominations are being accepted until January 24th for the Manitoba School Boards Association Student Citizenship Awards. Their Associate Director Heather Demetrioff says the awards are open to any student in full time attendance at a public school in Manitoba, kindergarten right through to grade 12. She says they are not academic awards but citizenship awards so what they’re looking for are students that are making a real contribution to both their school community and the broader community in either a leadership role or sometimes they’re initiating some sort of charitable endeavor, just showing what it means to be a good citizen in their school and community.
Demetrioff says 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 awards include a certificate and 500 dollars while students nominated but not selected receive a certificate and 100 dollars. Several Flin Flon students have won this regions award in the past.