A local high school student received an award presented by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during a pep rally yesterday.
Isabelle Carter is one-of-two students in Manitoba to get the Samantha Mason Friendship Award this year.
RD Parker Collegiate Principal Bonnie Remple says she nominated Carter because of her volunteerism and uplifting fellow students.
Carter told Arctic Radio the award came as a total surprise to her and that she and her family were excited to meet a few of the athletes.
The Samantha Mason Friendship Award was established in honour of its 15-year-old namesake, who died by suicide in 2015 following years of bullying.
It’s awarded to young people who take action to eliminate bullying in their schools and communities.