The 2018 PDSHOF bursary winners were introduced at a press conference Wednesday August 1 at the Hall of Fame. Violet Hipkin of Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, Aly Knox of Adam Scott Collegiate and Vocational School, Madison Moloney of St. Peter Catholic Secondary School and Lily Stewart of Thomas A. Stewart, 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.
Violet Hipkin attended TASSS where she achieved a 94% average in her graduating year. Over her secondary school career she played a number of sports including basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, track and field and lacrosse. In the past year, Violet led three TASSS teams to the provincial championships and went to OFSAA in badminton as a singles player. In grade ten she sustained a serious knee injury and was told she might not be able to compete in sports ever again. Eleven months later she was back participating!
Her coach wrote, “In my 30 years in education I have had the pleasure of working with some incredible you student athletes. Within this group Violet Hipkin is an absolute star.”
Violet plans to attend Trent University this fall.
Aly Knox attended ASCVI where she averaged 95% in her graduating classes. Aly competed in cross country running, rugby, hockey and skiing at school as well as triathlon, hockey, cycling and Nordic skiing at the community level. She was named the Adam Scott female athlete of the year. In 2016, Aly won a silver medal at the National Triathlon age group sprint distance event and the next year was a competitor at the World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam.
Her high school coach said of her, “Aly Knox is not only a fine athlete but an exceptional young woman whose maturity, generosity and empathy for others is second to none.”
Aly will be attending McMaster University this fall.
Madison Moloney achieved an 83% average in her graduating classes at SPCSS. At school she played lacrosse, rugby, and field and ice hockey. In the community Madison was active in field and box lacrosse, hockey and volleyball. Madison also organized a number of athletic events at her school as well as coached teams at the elementary level and in the community. Her successes have garnered her a number of awards from her school and community as well as an athletic scholarship to play lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Her coach said “Maddy is driven to success in everything she does; she is not only an exceptional athlete but an outstanding student, teammate and leader.”
Madison is off to the University of Massachusetts Amherst this fall.
Lily Stewart achieved a 95.3% average in her graduating classes at TASSS. Lily played rugby, hockey, lacrosse, badminton and volleyball at school and hockey and rugby in the community. She also made time to coach age group teams for the Pagans Rugby Club. Lily has played on the Canadian U-18 rugby team as well as a Toronto Elite team, the Ontario Storm and the Peterborough Pagans’ Women’s team.
Her coach wrote, “Lily brings a farm girl work ethic to everything she does in and out of the classroom and has excelled in both areas as a result.”
Lily will be attending Queen’s University this fall.