My Name is Sarah and I am a grade 12 student at West Kildonan Collegiate. On February 22nd, I was honoured to have been the recipient of the 2018 Academic Scholarship awarded through the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children. I accepted a certificate at the “Yes I Can” awards ceremony, an annual event held by the council to recognize the accomplishments of individuals living with disabilities and those who encourage their progress. Being recognized for my disability advocacy and academic pursuits was an incredible experience, but this accomplishment would not have been possible without the support from my family and community. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to those who have worked with me in the past, as well as to the respected staff and fellow students of West Kildonan Collegiate for continuously supporting my learning and my disability awareness initiatives. I am truly humbled and grateful for this amazing opportunity!
-Sarah M. Anderson