Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Riley Dirks of Oak Park High School – participates in Football, Cross Country, Track and Field and Curling. He was part of the WHSFL AAA Football Championship team, and was on the AAA Football League Honour Roll. He was captain of his football and Cross Country teams, and skipped the Curling team. Riley maintains an academic average of 99.57% while also being a student council member, social justice committee co-chair, grad committee member, was on the school’s musical crew, and is a peer tutor, just to name a few of his other school activities. He volunteers at Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest, Ronald McDonald House, Westgrove family day, as well as supervising evening gym at Lighthouse Missions.
Riley states: “School exists to prepare students for the outside world. Sports are integral to this development. They familiarize athletes with the real-world competition in a way that no classroom can replicate. High School Sports have shown me that in the real world everything is a competition and dedication produces results. Sports are applicable to my life now and will continue to be applicable as I grow up. High School sports changed my life.”