Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Kieran Reid of Nellie McClung Collegiate – holds an academic average of 93%. He was the starting left-side hitter and captain of his volleyball team, the skip for his boys curling team, and played mixed doubles curling and badminton. Kieran was also a starting pitcher, back catcher, shortstop, and center fielder on the school’s baseball team, and competed in long jump, triple jump, 100m sprint, 4 x 100 relay and 100m hurdles. Kieran was part of his high school musical, and a member of the school’s yearbook and grad committees. He was a scorekeeper and timekeeper for basketball games and a junior varsity boys volleyball mentor. He participated in an educational group tour to Switzerland, France, Monaco, and Spain, helped prepare the library for renovations, and assisted with set up/cleanup duties for all the coffee house music evenings at the Manitou Opera House. Kieran is a member of the Pembina Hills 18U AAA baseball team, volunteers with maintenance and upkeep for the senior baseball diamonds, is a level 2 umpire, and volunteers as an assistant coach for the 11U baseball team. Kieran also recently completed Baseball Canada’s NCCP Initiation Coaches clinic.
Kieran states: “High school sports have had such a positive impact on my life. So much so, that my hope is to coach multiple high school sports in the future as I pursue a career as a high school teacher.
I had taken it for granted that I would always have access to the sports I love. When the pandemic hit when I was in grade 9, I was no longer able to participate, it was so incredibly challenging. I missed training and competing with my teammates, and I was so excited when I could finally play again in Grade 11. These past few years really drove home for me that sports are so important to my mental and physical health.
I have learned many valuable life skills including teamwork, leadership, and patience. I’ve made many friends from other towns, as being from a small school I often had to travel elsewhere or combine with other schools to make teams. High school sports have shown me that it is crucially important to stay active and healthy, to strive for what makes you happy, and to always make the most of the opportunities given to you.”