After a season of sweat, a few tears and some blood wiped aside, Pen High recognized the efforts of its top Lakers athletes.
Tom Edis received the Kevin Wager Award presented to the Grade 9, 10 or 11 athlete who is coachable, displays a positive attitude to his/her teammates and shows passion and dedication to their sport. Nakai Penny, Kaylie Loewen and Emily Clarke shared the Stiopu Award given to athletes who demonstrates sportsmanship, ability and leadership towards others, but more specifically, exhibits dedication to improve as an athlete. Jesse Garcha and Teesha Jung received the Ewart Award for demonstrating sportsmanship, leadership, and dedication on behalf of others. Cael Warner received the Robyn Muir Award as an athlete who is an inspiration to both athlete and coaches off and on the playing field.
Grade 10 top female athletes are Anika Holowaty and Sydney Foster, missing from photo.
Grade 9 top male athletes are Jacob Stokker and Nicolas Everton below.
Anje Grakul, a Grade 11 student received the Lakers Inspirational Award given to the athlete who demonstrate sportsmanship, motivation and leadership towards others both on and off the playing field and volunteers their time to assist teammates, coaches and other athletes. Grade 10 recipients of the Lakers Inspirational Award are Franziska Jakob, Bryce MacKay, Honor Hollman and Matthew Young. In Grade 9 it went to Jean Grakul, Katie Huston, Brenna Sunderman and Olivia Tom.
Also earning recognition were the top athletes in their grade who often compete in multiple sports and achieve high levels in their chosen sport(s). In Grade 9, the winners were Lyndzie Caron, Cali Anderson, Nicolas Everton and Jacob Stokker; Grade 10: Sydney Foster, Anika Holowaty and Cameron Gunning; Grade 11: Tessa Paakspuu-Lannon, Natasha Reimer and Richard Xiang; Grade 12: Ana Moroziuk, Cor Dewaal and Logan Mend.
Lakers athletic medals — These are handed out to athletes in recognition of their contributions and participation towards sports at Pen-High. The medals are awarded based on a point system involving the number of teams and sports an athlete participates on.
Bronze medal recipients:
Austin Anderson Pamal Aujia Dante Boileau
Emma Brown Alena Carlile Olivia Carolan
Jaimy Coates Jack Cumming Carleigh Dean
Madeline Everton Sydney Foster Anton Grabreck
Anje Grakul AnnaJo Grandbois Keaton Hauschild
Mitchell Head Haley Hewer Joshua Holland
Anika Holowaty Sterling King Sarah Kirschmann
Annmarie Lang-Hodge Kieran Loewen Cam MacArthur
Emily Mackay Brooke McLaughlin Nathan Milligan
Emma Morgan Felix Motard Simon Paisley
Terrance Paisley Kyler Philip Solana Purdy
Caroline Rahkola Brady Roguski Aaron Ryan
Kevin Saunders Noah Spence Ali Vandermey
Silver medal recipients:
Jamie Atkins Emily Clarke Hayden Craig
John Crofts Cor Dewaal Jessie Garcha
Elena Greig Cam Gunning Jo Gunning
Kyle Hooper Tanner Johnson Alyssa Kroeker
Hanna Lalonde Tessa Lannon-Paakspuu Phong Lee
Abi McCluskey Logan Mend Ana Moroziuk
Annie Plant Natasha Reimer
Gold medal recipients: