Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete

Andrew Kochan

Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Award Date
Jun 18, 2009
St. Paul's High School
Andrew Kochan of St. Paul’s High School participates in football and basketball. He was a High School Football All-Star and winner of the Harry Hood Award as the most outstanding player in the Winnipeg High School Football League, as well as winning the outstanding lineman award. He was also a member of the Varsity Basketball Team. Andrew maintains a 98.5% average and states…”the ability to deal with difficult situations is an invaluable lesson sport has taught me. Sport has also taught me how to be a leader, in sport it is important to have vocal leaders who motivate their team mates, however, if those leaders fail to live up to the expectations then they are ineffective. Sport has taught me to lead by example…If I worked hard in practice, listened to the coaches and gave everything my all I know my teammates would do the same…While I cannot deny the importance of classroom education it provides the educational foundation necessary for contribution to society, I truly believe my High School education would not have been complete without sport. Without High School Sport I may have never learned the true significance of hard work, determination, or leadership."