Congratulations to our 2016 Bursary Winners announced at a press conference this evening. Sage Darling, Sam Meek, Nic Mutton and Georgia Stewart each receive a $1500 award that is made possible through the Hall’s two major fund raisers – the annual car draw held in March, and Jack’s Golf Tournament held in May.
Sage Darling attended Lakefield Secondary School where she played hockey, rugby, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track and lacrosse. She was involved in community hockey and lacrosse and also volunteered as a referee and coach. All while achieving an 84.5% academic average! Sage is pursuing her academic career on an athletic scholarship to Ohio State University where she will play lacrosse.
Sam Meek graduated from Crestwood Secondary School where he received the Norm Dysart Award for his athletic involvement in track, basketball and golf. Academically he achieved an average of 83.3%. Golf is where Sam excels, and he has held leadership roles in both Golf Canada and Golf Ontario. Sam accepted a golf scholarship at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois where he will study business management.
Nic Mutton is a St. Peter graduate, boasting an 85% academic average. His strengths are in hockey and lacrosse, playing both at school and in the community. As goaltender for the Saints, Nic and his team won the OFSAA golf medal this past spring. Nic will attend Trent University this fall studying kinesiology.
Georgia Stewart, represent by her dad Jeff, was unable to attend tonight as she is currently mountain climbing in Alaska! Attaining a 93.3% average at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, Georgia played rugby, ran cross country, rowed, played hockey, lacrosse, badminton and tennis. She was also able to play hockey in Keene and rugby for the Pagans. Georgia will be pursing an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa.
Congratulations to this deserving group of student athletes! All the best as you pursue your academic and athletic careers.