Congratulations Milah Mikkelsen

Congratulations Milah Mikkelsen
Congratulations Milah Mikkelsen

From all of Rolling River School Division and the Board of Trustees, we would like to congratulate Milah Mikkelsen, a grade 12 student at Rivers Collegiate, who has been awarded both the Manitoba School Boards Association Student Citizenship Award and the AMM George Harbottle Memorial Award

The Manitoba School Boards Association Student Citizenship Awards program for public school students in Manitoba, recognizes outstanding young people throughout Manitoba who are active participants in their communities and schools. The award takes the form of a certificate and $1000 award.

Milah’s school participation at Rivers Collegiate includes:

  • Secretary and President of Student Council
  • Athletics – Badminton and Volleyball
  • Headstrong Committee – Committee that helps prevent bullying in the school
  • Physics Tutor
  • Volunteer for Halloween for Harvest

The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) further recognize one of the association’s individual award winners by way of the AMM George Harbottle Memorial Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions at the community level. This award consists of $1000.

The Manitoba School Boards Association Student Citizenship Award recognizes students from Manitoba schools who demonstrate their commitment to the values of citizenship through activities such as:

  1. volunteer service to the community (i.e. service to health care facilities, senior citizen groups, shelters, day care centres.
  2. involvement in citizenship or character building organizations.
  3. participation in student government programs or activities.
  4. leadership ability to motivate others to actions to benefit the community.

The AMM George Harbottle Memorial Award focuses specifically on those contributions that a student has made in the greater community, beyond the school walls.

Milah’s participation in community-based activities/clubs include:

  • Volunteer at the Riverdale Personal Care Home
  • Leader of J-Walkers – getting youth to focus on the people around them rather than on themselves.
  • Volunteer at Helping Hands Soup Kitchen
  • Volunteer at Youth for Christ Literacy Centre
  • Member of the Rivers Senior Youth Group
  • Volunteer at Pizza and Bible Night
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