Good at sports, better at academics
Awards honour gifted athletes who excelled in school, too
Friesen was one of four graduating scholarship winners announced Thursday by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association at the Manitoba Legislative Building for maintaining an academic average of 85 per cent or higher and competing in at least two sports.
Of the 26 nominees invited to the event, the 2014 High School Scholar Athlete Award winners were Jessica Gundrum of Prairie Mountain High School, Paige Small of Treherne Collegiate, Friesen of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate and Atoosa Jalayeri of Vincent Massey Collegiate (Winnipeg). Each took home $1,000 and each had an average of 95 per cent or better.g schools to win championships, then that’s the way it will be. <more>
Prairie Mountain, Treherne, Vincent Massey (Wpg), Westgate