Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete

Yale Michaels

Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Award Date
Jun 18, 2009
Grant Park High School
Yale Michaels of Grant Park High School, played football, volleyball, basketball and rugby, while maintaining a 95% average and was on the school honor roll each semester. He is also Student Council Co-President and a member of the Grad Committee and Social Justice Committees. Yale was his schools nominee for the most outstanding Football Player and punted an average of thirty-six yards. Yale states “Athletics played an integral roll in my high school experience. As a student athlete, I have developed a strong work ethic, which has modeled of many coaches and mentors…. Having a coach volunteer their own time and knowledge to your development as an athlete and instills a sense of self worth that is difficult to match…I can genuinely say that I am a more confident, outgoing and hard working person than I would have been if I had made the mistake of avoiding sports.” Yale will be attending Harvard University next year and will be a punter on their football team.