Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete

Kirsten Clark

Manitoba's Credit Unions Scholar Athlete
Award Date
Jun 19, 2008
Hapnot Collegiate Institute
Kirsten Clark of Hapnot Collegiate in Flin Flon, participates in Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Badminton and Track, while maintaining a 97.3% academic average. She was selected as a Basketball Graduating All-Star and captain of the Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer teams. Kirsten volunteers at Rotary functions, the Inner Wheel boot sale and Flin Flon petting zoo. She is a soccer referee and leads reading sessions for elementary classes. Kirsten is Athletic Council President, a member of the Senior band and has helped to organize athletic Fundraisers. Kirsten states, “Athletics are the other half of a healthy and valuable education…..High school athletics is so much more than an extracurricular activity. It is a chance to develop communication skills and teamwork. It is laying the foundation for dedication, punctuality and commitment. It is preparing the student body for the rest of their lives. Athletics teach students the important life skills necessary to function outside of high school. They provide a purpose and set goals for athletes in ways that other activities cannot.”