A grade eight student from Dawson Trail School in Lorette was recently named as one of six outstanding students from across the province.
At the Manitoba School Board Association’s 48th annual convention on March 15, six students including Megan Gauthier from Lorette was recognized during the organizations “Celebration of Success.”
Gauthier was one of six individual students from across the province presented with a Student Citizenship Awards. The awards recognized students who demonstrated leadership and citizenship in both their schools and the broader community.
Gauthier was nominated for the citizenship award as a student at Dawson Trail School where she was described as the “Go-To Girl” when something needed to be done.
“Being a good citizen just comes naturally and that it is something that everyone can and should be,“ Gauthier says. She adds that she loves to be involved in her school and community, and that it’s important to help others, not for recognition, but “just because.”
Gauthier has served on the student council’s fundraising and dance committee, and raised funds for the Humane Society and AIDS Awareness. She helps students with special needs as a Special Olympics volunteer, and served as a school office volunteer at special events and report card time. A dedicated dancer herself, Megan also made time to volunteer as a Hip Hop instructor over her lunch hour. She also participates in the Tache Food Drive, fosters for the Winnipeg Humane Society and volunteers for the Lorette Optimist Club and community barbeque.
In 2004, the Manitoba School Boards Association established a Student Citizenship Award program for public school students in Manitoba. The Awards recognize students who demonstrate their commitment to the values of citizenship through volunteer service to their community, involvement in citizenship or character building organizations, participation in student government programs or activities, or motivating others to actions which benefit the community.
Dawson Trail School student Megan Gauthier (centre) recently received a Student Citizenship Award from the Manitoba School Board Association.