Congratulations to our scholarship winners


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This article was published 23/07/2021 (685 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

With school done for the summer, I wanted to take a moment to thank from the bottom of my heart all the students, educators, administrators, support staff and all who work and learn in our schools.

In the face of this crisis, you responded by coming together as school communities, taking care of one another, and put in the hard work to make these past two years happen.

With so many students going above and beyond during this difficult school year, I want to congratulate all of the amazing students who have made positive impacts on their school community this year.

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St. Vital MLA Jamie Moses congratulates two recent graduates of Dakota Collegiate.
Supplied photo St. Vital MLA Jamie Moses congratulates two recent graduates of Dakota Collegiate.

I was proud to recognize a few of these students by awarding a graduating scholarship to one deserving student from each of our St. Vital high schools.

Congratulations to all our scholarship recipients: Aneezat Sanni of Glenlawn Collegiate; Nadia Cap of Dakota Collegiate; Sophie Kolisnyk-Tod of Collège Jeanne-Sauvé; and Fredania Prophete of Centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard.  

I also awarded a scholarship to Keith Debaets from the St. Vital Adult Education Centre. Our community is so proud, and I can’t wait to see what your future holds.

For school staff, I know that every day you’ve done your best to make your students feel safe and supported; an environment in which they can learn. However, instead of having your back throughout these difficult months, instead of focusing on how we can create environments in which students can succeed, the Pallister government has been focused on the bottom line.
We’ve just recently learned that after years of underfunding education the Progressive Conservative government forced through a $5-million cut to classrooms for the 2020-21 school year.

After years in which expenses have spiked to keep our students safe throughout this pandemic, our government is asking educators to do more with less. Cuts like this to our schools are unacceptable. After two years of pandemic learning, with many unfortunate disruptions, our students need more support and funding, not less.

Funding cuts like these don’t improve conditions in the classroom for students throughout the Louis Riel School Division.

Unfortunately, these cuts will likely continue with a PC government. We also recently discovered that the unelected board overseeing the implementation of Bill 64 us composed entirely of hand-picked political appointees. This important board should be full of educators who know what’s best for our children but instead it is made up of partisan appointees more worried about the bottom line.

If you are concerned, as always, you can also get in touch with me at or by phone at 204-219-5407. Best wishes and stay safe.

Jamie Moses

Jamie Moses
St. Vital constituency report

Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.

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