Character, sportsmanship and possessing a high level of skill describes the Princess Margaret Mustangs Robyn Muir award winner.
Those qualities, as described by Mustangs athletics director John Buckley, belong to Grade 9 student-athlete Vanessa Edis, who was recognized along with other Mustang athletes during an awards ceremony on June 15.
“Vanessa Edis is a top student at Princess Margaret Secondary School,” said Mustangs athletics director John Buckley.
Along with the Muir award, Edis won the Top Service Award, the Top Grade Nine Athlete and the top Multisport and Soccer Academy student in her grade. She shared the Top Senior Girls’ Soccer MVP and Top Impact player in Junior Girls Basketball.
“She inspires and motivates her teammates to do well,” said Buckley, who coached her in soccer. “She is a true Mustang citizen and displays a strong balanced work ethic both in sports and in the classroom. She had a huge role in creating the yearbook and morning announcements for the school.”
Edis has earned the respect of her peers, teammates, coaches, teachers and sport officials, according to Buckley.
Edis, who will represent the Thompson-Okanagan Zone 2 for soccer at the Abbotsford B.C. Summer Games, is looking forward to representing the Mustangs next year in soccer, volleyball and basketball.
Other top athletes for each grade are as follows: Grade 10 — Meghan McCafferty, Ty Ricard; Grade 11 — Simran Sidhu and Prab Chahal; Grade 12 — Caitlin Neary and Jacob Winstone.
Princess Margaret was recognized as the Top Outstanding School in B.C. by B.C. School Sports for 2015-2016 School Year Award.
The Mustangs top athletes for each grade are as follows from left to right: Vanessa Edis and Nathan McLennan, Grade 9, Prab Chahal, Grade 11, Jacob Winstone Grade 12, Ty Ricard, Grade 10, Caitlin Neary, Grade 12, Simran Sidhu, Grade 11 and Meghan McCafferty, Grade 10.