November 22, 2021

​Sun West colony students receive provincial recognition

Teachers who work at colony schools in Saskatchewan are members of the Saskatchewan Hutterian Educators Association (SHEA) and each year SHEA holds an annual competition among its schools. This competition recognizes student achievements in four areas: creative writing, visual art, poetry and penmanship. This year Sun West colony school students were well represented in the winners’ circle where their hard work and effort was rewarded.

Artwork above created by Carlene Entz of the Loreburn Colony School. First place winner in the Grade 4 category at the SHEA Awards.

Sun West’s first place winners were: Jacobi Waldner of the Kyle Colony in Kindergarten Art, Emily Kleinasser of the Valley Centre Colony in Kindergarten Penmanship, Christinia Kleinsasser of the Clearspring Colony in Grade 1 Art, Jasmine Kleinsasser of the Clearspring Colony in Grade 1 Creative Writing, Reanna Entz of the Loreburn Colony in Grade 2 Creative Writing, Sandra Kleinsasser of the Clearspring Colony in Grade 2 Penmanship, Matthew Waldner of the Matador Colony in Grade 3 Poetry, Amy Mandel of the Glidden Colony in Grade 3 Penmanship, Carlene Entz of the Loreburn Colony in Grade 4 Art, Helen Mandel of the Eatonia Colony in Grade 4 Penmanship, Tanya Entz of the Loreburn Colony in Grade 5 Art, Gabriel Stahl of the Spring Water Colony in Grade 6 Poetry, Anita Kleinsasser of the Clearspring Colony in Grade 6 Penmanship, Leona Mandel of the Glidden Colony in Grade 7 Art and Grade 7 Penmanship, Laura Entz of the Loreburn Colony in Grade 8 Art and Peter Kleinsasser of the Smiley Colony in Grade 8 Poetry.

Sun West’s second and third place winners were: William Mandel, Darian Mandel, Jolene Kleinsasser, Marvin Wurtz, Sarah Hofer, Reanna Entz, Steve Mandel, Amy Mandel, Amanda Mandel, Julianne Hofer, Annie Wurtz, Carlene Entz, Leana Mandel, Rehanna Kleinsasser, Leanne Entz, Tanya Entz, Karen Hofer, Laura Entz, Trina Kleinsasser, Janet Entz, Jordan Entz, Darren Entz, Noah Hofer, Joanne Mandel, Danida Kleinsasser, Martin Entz and Kevin Mandel.

“It is wonderful to see so many of our colony students do so well,” stated Sun West Director of Education Randy Emmerson, “this is a testament to their talent, creativity and to the skills they learn at their schools. I want to recognize their efforts and also thank their teachers for their dedication to the students. We are very proud of our students and our teachers.”