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Celebrating student success: NKEC holds year-end athletics banquet

Student-athletes were celebrated at NKEC at the year-end Athletics Banquet June 4. Over 300 young athletes were celebrated, with many recognized for their contributions with awards.
Student-athletes were celebrated at NKEC at the year-end Athletics Banquet June 4. Over 300 young athletes were celebrated, with many recognized for their contributions with awards. - Chris Saulnier

CANNING, NS - NKEC held an athletics banquet to celebrate the hardworking student athletes of the 2017-2018 year.

The banquet, held on the evening of June 4, was attended by over 300 student athletes, coaches, and relatives.

Dale Sanford, director of athletics at NKEC, was happy to have such a high attendance for the event

“It is absolutely amazing to see that support and very exciting to see the positive direction of our athletics' programs,” said Sanford.

Sanford attributes this positive direction to the school’s administration and parents, coaches who care and give of their time, and student athletes, who Sanford says, are “representing our school the right way.”

Sanford added that he is “very proud to be the athletic director at Northeast Kings Education Centre for these very reasons.”

The major award winners:

Athletes of the Year

Junior Male: Cameron Oickle - Track and basketball

Junior Female: Kate Burris - Soccer and track

Senior Female: Claire Belliveau- Basketball, soccer and curling

Senior Female: Rachel Sheffield - Soccer, hockey, rugby and track       

Senior Male: Dyton Blackett- Hockey and football

Senior Male: Patrick Allen- Soccer, hockey and track

Sportspeople of the Year

Junior Male: Ira Johnson Lenihan – Cross-country, soccer, track

Junior Female: Sarah MacDougall - Volleyball, table tennis and rugby

Senior Male: Seth Maclean - Soccer and track

Senior Female: Emma Taylor - Soccer and track

NSSAF student Athlete Awards

Zack Mason

Julia Lloyd

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