Congratulations, 2021 graduates!
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This article was published 24/06/2021 (708 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Congratulations to all our high school graduates. We know that the public health measures have sadly made it more difficult for us to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our future leaders in graduation ceremonies.
As graduates, your last couple years of high school have been like no other, with public health restrictions making it more difficult to see the people and do the things you love.
While the frustration of dealing with challenges you’ve faced has been tough, know that the strength and determination that got you to this point is the same strength and determination that will fuel your future success in life.
Our community will get through this temporary crisis and I have no doubt that the graduates of 2021 will be working to help build a better world for us all.
There are so many exceptional students who, through a dedication to both their academics and community, have shown they are ready to take on this challenge.
This year, I am proud to recognize and award a graduating scholarship to one deserving student from each of Glenlawn Collegiate, Dakota Collegiate, Collège Jeanne-Sauvé, and Centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard.
These past couple school years have also been no easy feat for the countless administrators, teachers and education support workers who continue to ensure that our schools are running, our communities are taken care of, and our students are getting the education they deserve. Thank you.
The dedication everyone working in our schools has shown throughout this pandemic is commendable but instead of recognizing this hard work and rewarding the staff, the PC government has decided to give school staff a new headache in the form of Bill 64.
I strongly encourage everyone in St. Vital – teachers, parents/guardians, grandparents, students, and community members to learn about the impacts the Education Modernization Act (Bill 64) will have on our community. I am concerned that Bill 64 will create an education system with weakened community voices, that vastly underrepresents marginalized communities and does not address root cause obstacles such as poverty.
One way many in St. Vital have chosen to stand up against Bill 64 is by signing up to speak at the public Legislative committee this fall – which you can do by contacting the clerk’s office at 204-945-3636.
If you have any questions or comments about the proposed Bill 64 or need any assistance from my office, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-219-5407.
St. Vital constituency report
Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.