Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete

Andrew Penner

Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Award Date
Jun 22, 2022
Morris School

Andrew participated in volleyball, curling, track & field, badminton, and soccer. He was named a Manitoba Graduating All-Star and Captain of his volleyball team. His team won the Zone banner for curling and was a semi-finalist at this year’s Provincials, and he has won various MVP and player of the game awards for volleyball. He is a member of the school’s honour roll and has an academic average of 98.5%. Andrew is the Co-President of the Leadership Team and organizes different activities at the school. He is a JV volleyball coach and plays in the concert and jazz bands. He is a scorekeeper, and referee for volleyball, as well as being part of the Grad Committee and the math and run clubs. Andrew is a Level 10 Royal Conservatory Pianist and volunteers as a pianist at his church. He plays club volleyball and competes in the Manitoba junior curling tour.

Andrew states: “Being an active participant in a community will bring an individual joy in the most genuine form. High school athletics are an accessible and fun way to be involved in a community, obtain valuable life skills, and grow as an individual. I have been a strong multi-sport high school athlete since eligibility, particularly in volleyball. My experiences as a high school athlete have given me the confidence and skills to further pursue extracurricular activities and be a leader in my school and community. High school athletics have not only fueled my passion for leadership and volunteerism but have given me a team perspective and taught me several transferable skills applied in school, work, and everyday life.  These skills include time management, leadership, and communication. High school athletics have been a significant factor in my development as a person. I can say with certainty that I would not be the person I am today without high school athletics.”