WCG awards over $18,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school students


Westman Communications Group (WCG) would like to extend congratulations to the 2022 Manitoba High School Graduates. Special recognition to the 37 graduates who received the Westman Award of Excellence Scholarship this year.

The $500 Westman Award of Excellence scholarship is awarded to students who are furthering their education in Manitoba to pursue a technology-related program and have been accepted by a post- secondary institution.

Further qualifications for the Westman Award of Excellence Scholarship include academic achievements and community involvement – qualities that WCG is proud to support and recognize in Manitoba youth, the leaders of tomorrow.

“Technology is constantly changing; it is becoming more present and fundamental in our everyday lives. As a cooperative that uses today’s cutting-edge technology to deliver its services, Westman wants to help students enter this vast and exciting field,” said Courtney Baxter, WCG Marketing Manager.

Westman is always looking for ways to help its communities grow by donating, sponsoring, or volunteering at events that are important to its members. This year, the Westman Award of Excellence Scholarship saw over $18,000 given to deserving graduates and has contributed over $450,000 to students in Manitoba since its inception in 2001.

2022 Westman Communications Group Award of Excellence Scholarship Recipients


Birtle Collegiate High School Shane Anderson
Boissevain School Amber Unrau
Carberry Collegiate Leiland Rempel
Crocus Plains Secondary School Maria Gonzalez
Dauphin Regional Secondary School Sarah De Vries
Ecole Regionale Notre-Dame Clairron Mesina


Ecole Saint-Lazare Angele Simard
Elkhorn School Chezney McAuley
Elm Creek School Amber Vandevelde
Elton Collegiate Emma Hrymak
Erickson Collegiate Kyla Brewster
Gilbert Plains Collegiate Troy Kotsur
Gilbert-Rosset Community School Matthieu Dequier
Glenboro School

Goose Lake High School Grandview School

Will Van Schie

Emma Palmeruk Hayden Mikolayenko

Hamitoa Collegiate Kate-Leigh Heapy
Killarney School Halle Kachur
Major Pratt School Jake Noguera
McCreary School Jeffry Gilmore
Melita School Rylee Fletcher
Minnedosa Collegiate Hailey Rempel
Neelin High School Kaiella Athaide-Lepp
Neepawa Area Collegiate Kendall McCracken
Pilot Mound School Calli Banman
Prairie Mountain High School Hunter Mangin
Rivers Collegiate Jillian Burt
Shoal Lake School Jesse Szwaluk
Souris School Katrina Spangler
St. Claude School Complex Sam de Rocquigny
Ste Rose School Callum Morrison
Strathclair Community School Jorja Pedersen
Swan Valley Secondary School James Mault
Vincent Massey High School Mikaela Devers
Virden Collegiate Hayley Kirkup
Wawanesa School Dylan Brown
William Morton Collegiate Peyton Starr