The University of Manitoba welcomed a record number of top high school students at this week’s Evening of Excellence. The annual event gives high-achieving Grade 11 and 12 students and their families the chance to get an early look at campus, learn about different faculties, and inquire about scholarship opportunities.
What brought Murdoch MacKay Collegiate’s James Watts out to the Evening of Excellence?
“To increase my knowledge, go on to a better career, increase what I like and what they don’t really teach in high school,” said the Grade 12 student, while an exuberant Billy the Bison cheered him on. “There’s a lot more courses; there’s a broader spectrum of things to learn.”