Red Deer teen wins Indigenous Shining Student Award

A Red Deer high school student’s star is shining bright after he won a provincial award.

Sheldon Steinhauer, a Grade 12 student at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, is the recipient of the Indigenous Shining Student Award.

The annual award celebrates First Nations, Metis and Inuit students “who are shining example in their communities,” according to a release from the Alberta School Boards Association.

Steinhauer is dedicated and passionate about the arts and shows his talent and creativity in music, drawing and theatre arts. When he graduates he hopes to pursue a post-secondary degree in the performing arts.

“He is equally passionate about sharing his Cree heritage and language,” reads the press release.

Because of his award win he will be sponsored to attend a youth conference on leadership and will be recognized in his local school community.

A total of 60 students were nominated this year and finalists included students from Pincher Creek, Calgary and the Siksika community.

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