Fort Garry students shine in challenging year


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This article was published 20/07/2021 (679 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

In the midst of one of the most challenging school years in our history, students in Fort Garry have excelled. As we celebrate the end of another successful school year, I want to highlight some of the fantastic work students in our community have accomplished.

University of Manitoba student Vimala Bharathi is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of biosystems engineering and became a finalist in the University’s Three Minute Thesis competition for her presentation entitled “Understanding the Insect Movement Pattern Inside a Grain Bin.”

Vimala has built her career on research and development to reduce the losses in food grains, realizing that losses which occur post-harvest are a threat to food security and sustainability, two critically important issues facing our society today. Congratulations and thank you to Vimala for the important work she continues to do.

I was thrilled to award an MLA scholarship to Mytien Doan, who graduated from Vincent Massey Collegiate this year. Mytien has an extensive volunteer resume and supports many organizations with her efforts, and still maintained an average over 90 per cent while managing this busy schedule. After a trip to Vietnam reinforced her own personal privilege, she is committed to improving her community for the long term. Mytien will be pursuing her postsecondary studies in the field of science, and hopes to eventually pursue a career in medicine. Congratulations, Mytien.

Grant Park High School student Hannah Wayngarten was the recipient of another MLA scholarship. Hannah was named valedictorian of the class of 2021 and was the co-chair of the Safe Grad student committee at her school. Under Hannah’s leadership, this committee worked tirelessly from the beginning of the school year to raise funds for the Safe Grad event. Raising funds during the pandemic proved difficult but Hannah focused the committee’s efforts on supporting small businesses and felt it was a great way to both organize the school’s event and help give back to the community that was impacted greatly by the pandemic’s closures and shutdowns. Congratulations to Hannah on all her accomplishments.

This was just a snapshot of some thriving Fort Garry students in an extremely difficult year.

I’d like to thank all students and staff who made incredible sacrifices the entire school year and I wish everyone a safe and happy summer.

As always if you need to get in touch with my office please do so by email at or 204-421-4241.

Mark Wasyliw

Mark Wasyliw
Fort Garry constituency report

Mark Wasyliw is the NDP MLA for Fort Garry.

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