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Carter is an amazing athlete with numerous high school awards including 6 Most Valuable Player awards, 4 Players Choice awards, a Defensive Player of the Year award and a Physical Education award. By Grade 11 he was the ranked the 3rd best javelin thrower in Canada.
In University he competed with the UM Bisons while achieving academic All-Canadian status, an award for athletes who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher. In 2014 he won bronze at the National Junior Track and Field Championships, competed in the North American Indigenous Games and the Western Canada Summer Games.
He also volunteers on a number of committees at UM including the UM Aboriginal Student’s Association, where he gives back to the community, making a difference in the lives of Aboriginal students.
Sila is 16 years and was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Her ancestry is Inuit. Sila’s early childhood development was spent in Iqaluit before moving to Winnipeg at the age of five.
Education is important to Sila as she is currently attending Kelvin High School and is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Programme. This is an accelerated education programme recognized around the world. Sila is a recognized academic award winner and aspires to become a Medical Doctor. She plans to attend university and eventually go to medical school and specialize in either Psychiatry or Paediatrics.
Sila is involved in many extracurricular sports teams and clubs. She is secretary of her school’s environmental action committee, a member of the school’s Youth In Philanthropy Group, and Sila is involved in multiple sports teams. She hopes one day to volunteer with the organization Doctors Without Borders.