Congratulations to 2022 high school graduates


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This article was published 22/06/2022 (342 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As the school year comes to an end, I want to congratulate all of this year’s high school graduates. It is no small feat to graduate high school, never mind during a global pandemic. For two consecutive years, graduates had to participate in virtual or significantly modified graduation ceremonies. The pandemic has undoubtedly been hard for many students, yet I was also inspired by how students and their families adapted and found innovative ways to stay connected to each other throughout these hard times.

Thankfully, this year’s graduation ceremonies will be in-person. This is exciting for the many graduates and their familie.s who will be cheering them on as they cross the stage to accept their diplomas.

I would like to extend a big thank you to all of the dedicated school staff, including teachers, educational assistants, custodial staff, counsellors, principals, administrative assistants and more for their monumental efforts. Teachers put in the extra hours to ensure that their lesson plans were adapted to online learning. Custodial staff spent extra time sanitizing classrooms to ensure they were safe for students. Thanks in part to your efforts, Union Station students were able to excel.

Unfortunately, school staff’s heroic efforts were not matched by those of government. The Progressive Conservative government cut education funding, which forced many school divisions to cut teachers and other staff positions. Despite these cuts, staff members did the best they could with the limited resources they had.

I would also like to thank all of the community members, staff and parents who volunteered their time this year to ensure that extracurricular activities and sports were able to resume. I know that there was a massive demand for volunteers and Manitobans stepped up to ensure that students could take part in the activities they love.

Once again, I want to congratulate all high school graduates, especially Union Station grads. I look forward to attending several in-person graduation ceremonies. As I have done every graduation season since being elected in 2019, I especially look forward to presenting Union Station scholarships to those outstanding students who have not only excelled academically but who’ve gone above and beyond to contribute to their communities.

My constituency office is also located at Unit 1-331 Smith St. Please feel free to reach out to me by phone at 204-306-8581 or by email at

Uzoma Asagwara

Uzoma Asagwara
Union Station constituency report

Uzoma Asagwara is the NDP MLA for Union Station.

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