The 2017 PDSHOF Bursary winners were introduced at a press conference Wednesday August 2 at the Hall of Fame. Drew Goble of Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School and Lakefield District Secondary School, Kyra Maybee of Holy Cross Secondary School, Sydney Venton and Daniel Westbroek, from Adam Scott Collegiate & Vocational School, each receive a $1500 award. These awards are made possible by the Sports Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame Golf Tournament and is our way of showing our appreciation to everyone in the community who support our ventures.
The awards are presented annually to four graduating high school students of Peterborough City and County. They are earned through a combination of athletic and academic achievement.
During his high school career, Drew competed in football, rugby, lacrosse, hockey, cross country running and track & field. He played rep soccer and hockey, and was a member of the Peterborough Triathlon Club. He was an OMHA referee; Lakefield Youth Soccer referee; Peterborough Triathlon youth coach and a Lakefield District Minor Hockey Association volunteer. His awards included the LDSS Junior Football Most Improved Player; LDSS Senior Male Athlete of the Year; LDSS Best Performance Track & Field; TASS Boys Varsity Hockey Coach Award and Peterborough Triathlon Club Athlete of the Year. He has competed provincially and nationally. “Competing at Nationals is something that few athletes can say they have done, and I am proud to say the I participated.”
Drew will be continuing his education at Sir Sandford Fleming College in the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program.
Kyra played high school rugby, basketball, volleyball, field lacrosse, soccer, track & field, city soccer ands been a member of the Peterborough Pagans rugby program for four years. She has been a member of Team Ontario Rugby and is currently a member of Team Canada U18. She volunteers as an assistant coach with her school junior rugby program as well as the Lakers Lacrosse Camps. Kyra’s awards include: rugby MVP three times, volleyball MVP, Grade 9 Rookie of the Year, Junior Female Athlete of the Year, and Senior Student Athlete of the Year. Pagans awards include, U16 Coaches Choice Award in 2015, and Best Back in 2016. Kyra states that she is passionate about rugby – “it is not just a game, it is my life!”
Kyra will attend Queen’s University in the Bachelor of Nursing Science Program, and continue playing rugby for the Gaels.
This Adam Scott athlete played lacrosse, hockey and rugby; PMLA bantam and midget lacrosse, midget hockey and was a member of the Team Ontario bantam and midget lacrosse teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals. She is also a PMLA official. Sydney has been a member of the WCMA Kickboxing Club since 2015 where she earned two National and one Provincial championship. Her coaches say that “beyond the excellent work in the classroom, Sydney excels in the extra-curricular field.” She has received multiple awards in lacrosse, rugby, and ice hockey, her junior athletic letter, the Paul Burke Honour Athlete Award, and Junior and Senior Female Athlete of the Year Awards.
Sydney will be attending Trent University in the Bachelor of Forensic Science Program.
Daniel played high school soccer and ultimate frisbee and was a member of the cross country running, nordic ski, mountain bike and track and field teams. He was a member of the Peterborough Pirates Triathlon Club, Kawartha Nordic Ski Club and played rep hockey in the Lakefield DMHA. He has volunteered to many community activities including Cross Country Canada’s Jackrabbits as team leader and coach; Peterborough Pirates Youth coach; Lakefield Youth Soccer referee; LDMHA assistant coach; Ontario Midget Ski Championships Kawartha Nordic Ski Executive Committee member and participated in sports related fund-raising events for Habitat for Humanity, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Cancer Society. Daniel’s awards include the Adam Scott Athlete of the Year, Track & Field MVP, Silver Spike award for leadership in cross country and track, cross country team leader and MVP; and team leader, top male skier and MVP for cross country skiing. He also participated at the OFSAA championships on several occasions in both nordic skiing and track and field.
Daniel will attend Queen’s University in the Engineering Program.
Congratulations to these deserving student athletes. We wish you the best in your future athletic and academic endeavours!