Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Luke Janzen of Linden Christian School – participates in volleyball, basketball, badminton, soccer, and hockey. He was awarded the Ron Meyers Leadership Award by Basketball Manitoba in 2021. Over his high school athletic career, he has been the captain of his basketball team, Athlete of the Year at his school, co-captain of his volleyball team, has received the outstanding contribution to athletics award from his school, and has been a provincial club volleyball champion. Luke maintains an academic average of 93% and had been a member of the school’s honour roll with distinction throughout his high school years. He is the student body president, participated on an outreach trip with Impact Missions to Guatemala, coaches JV volleyball, and organizes fundraising events at the school.
Luke states: “Sports are a huge part of our modern society; it brings people and cultures together. In sports there is a community, a place where you feel you belong. School sports strengthen the community of the school in so many ways. School sports teams are where you strengthen personal friendships and make new ones. In addition to providing the opportunity to improve your physical fitness, athletic ability, and an opportunity to compete in interscholastic competition, high school sports also teach meaningful lessons of hard work, discipline, cooperation, and leadership. I am so thankful for every minute I have spent in the gym, at the rink and on the pitch. I have missed those days desperately this year. The only positive I can see from that is I now truly appreciate the importance of school sports. It is such a big part of school life.”