A Boissevain student is one of 10 from across the province being honoured by the premier with healthy living awards.
Michelle Coupland, a Grade 12 student at Boissevain School, was presented with a Healthy Living Award for Youth by Premier Greg Selinger in a ceremony at the Manitoba legislature on Friday.
For the past two years, Coupland has volunteered with an anti-bullying program called Club Ophilia.
As a mentor, she teaches young girls in her school about the effects of bullying and negative relationships.
Coupland is also involved with the International Peace Garden Relay for Life, which helps raise money for cancer research.
In addition, she is a cooking instructor with the Girls Adventure Club where she teaches girls aged five to 14 how to prepare quick and healthy snacks.
“Each of our award winners has worked tirelessly to help build stronger schools and stronger communities,” Selinger said.
“Their remarkable dedication and achievements are an inspiration to their peers and to all Manitobans.”
The other nine recipients of this year’s Healthy Living Award for Youth are:
• Betelhem Chala, Elmwood High School, Winnipeg;
• Israa Elgazzar, Kelvin High School, Winnipeg;
• Marie-Rose Hanyurwim-fura, Nelson McIntrye Collegiate, Winnipeg;
• Brayden Harper, Kildonan East Collegiate, Winnipeg;
• James Harper, Dakota Collegiate, Winnipeg;
• Keith Johnson, Teulon Collegiate, Teulon;
• Emily Klekta, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, Swan River;
• Alana Robert, St. Mary's Academy, Winnipeg;
• Jeremy Ryant, West Kildonan Collegiate, Winnipeg.
Each participant received a medal, certificate and letter of congratulations from the premier for their achievements.
Since its inception, the Premier’s Healthy Living Award for Youth has recognized more than 30 Manitoba youth for their volunteer contributions.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 9, 2012