First of all, before we dive into anything else — congratulations to the Manitoba Schools Science Symposium’s grand prize-winning students Talha Suboor, Derek Yin, Himanshu Sharma and Prasansa Subedi, who are all from Fort Richmond Collegiate.
These bright students from Grades 10 to 12 were among the nine top winners at the Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS) held at the University of Manitoba in late April. By the time this article goes to print, these four Fort Richmond Collegiate students will have represented Manitoba at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, N.B.
Congratulations as well to the teachers and staff at Fort Richmond Collegiate. I hope they’re very proud that they are nurturing so many award-winning scientific minds at their school.
Vincent Massey Collegiate’s improvisational drama team also deserves congratulations, for emerging victorious at the National Improv Competition in Ottawa this April. Margo Kehler, the improvisational drama teacher, is this team of comedians’ fearless leader. This is exciting news for Vincent Massey students.
Our area should be very proud of our bright students and the dedicated teachers. Investing in great teachers and schools is key to helping our kids succeed.
Our NDP government has funded education at or above the rate of inflation for 16 years in a row.
Right now, we’re building a new school in South Pointe and expanding Fort Richmond Collegiate’s gym and science labs. In addition to investing in these building projects, we have set in place mandatory funding for the schools to have new and expanded childcare centres.
Over the next few months, you will hear a lot about whether the budget should be balanced right away or slowly. Balance is important and we have a plan to get there, but we will not do that by cutting the resources our children need to build a great future here at home.
If you want to continue this conversation or share new ideas for St. Norbert, as always, feel free to call my office at 204-261-1794 or visit my website at www.DaveGaudreau.ca