Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Paige Wright of Warren Collegiate Institute – maintains and academic average of 96.6% while participating in volleyball, basketball, badminton, and track & field. She was a member of her school’s Zone Championship volleyball team, Provincial Championship basketball team, named a Provincial All-Star twice, and was awarded the Players Choice Award. She was a Zone banner winner in badminton by bringing home the gold with her partner and she played a role in her school winning an AA Provincial Championship Track & Field banner. Paige is also involved in school activities that help raise funds, plan spirit week, and is a member of the yearbook committee. She volunteers for school intramurals, score keeping and helps coach JV volleyball. Paige is also busy outside of school as she volunteers for numerous community activities, the food bank and works part-time at an assisted living home.
Paige states: “Why would someone dedicate countless hours to playing a sport? The answer is simple, love. Moreover, my passion for sports has influenced my life tremendously, strengthening my work ethic, and most importantly, developing my identity as a student athlete. Sports is an essential aspect of high school, as it teaches you many practical life skills such as time management, leadership, and responsibility. It also introduces you to some of your closest friends and role models. I have encountered several like-minded individuals creating friendships that will last a lifetime. Without sports, I would have never grown close with some of those friends, and I cannot imagine my life without them. Friendships have made it evident that high school sports improve athletes’ mental health.”