Frontier Collegiate student Kateri Manoakeesick has been chosen to receive a Manitoba School Boards Association Youth Citizenship award in recognition of her demonstrating and advancing good citizenship within her school and community.
This award also means that Kateri is one of five finalists for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities George Harbottle Memorial Award to be announced on March 19.
Kateri is a committed volunteer at her school, giving time to the Green Team, Campus Council, Grad Committee and yearbook production. She has also fundraised for the Canadian Cancer Society and Winnipeg Harvest.
As part of her award submission Kateri wrote an essay on citizenship which said “being honest, trustworthy, and showing responsibility for your actions" are things that make a good citizen. She also said helping people and showing kindness are important throughout our world. “It can be anywhere on earth. You just have to show a bit of kindness anywhere and everywhere you go."
In a letter to the selection committee, Frontier Collegiate Principal Donnie Grenier called Kateri a leader and a role model who is committed to making the world a better place. “She continuously tries to help her fellow students when they face obstacles…her great character and empathy for others will indeed change the world as one of our future leaders."
In 2019 Kateri was also recognized with the Healthy Youth Role Model Award from the National Addictions Awareness Week Committee.
Congratulations Kateri, we are very proud of you!