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Athletes of the Week - March 2020

“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.


Junior Boy:  Chaz Faucher was the youngest wrestler in the NSSAF wrestling tournament. He is at the stage in his development in which his win-loss record is not important. He is in the Junior Division with wrestlers up to Grade 9 and U16. He worked hard to improve every time he got on the mat, whether in practice or in tournaments. He did not win many matches, but he showed tremendous character by never giving up against much older and bigger opponents, especially at the NSSAF Regional and Provincial tournaments, both hosted here at KES. Chaz will help to make our programme very successful in the long-term. He also played hockey and basketball throughout the winter term. Excellent work, Chaz!

Junior Girl: Gabby Shaw: In the recent Tier II Western Region championship, Gabby (Grade 7) was a force to be reckoned with! Despite being the youngest player on our team, she was the leader in our final games of the season. In our first game of the tournament against the eventually Regional Champion, Bay View, Gabby played excellent defense, distributed the ball very well, and collected 10 points in the losing effort. In the consolation final, our girls faced off against a tough team from Shelburne in what was a back and forth game. Although we came up just short, Gabby did everything in her power to try to will us to victory. She was all over the court and was dominant on both ends of the floor. When the dust settled, she had poured in a season high 18 points! What made her performance perhaps more impressive, was watching her light up the stage as part of the Junior School Musical, Frozen Jr, just a few days after; a perfect example of a KES “Be More” moment!

Athletes of the Week March 2020
Senior Girl:  Maya Faucher's wrestling season culminated in a very busy two days during the first weekend of March. After qualifying for Provincials on Friday with excellent performances, Maya gave the French-language athlete's pledge and delivered a beautiful rendition of 'Oh Canada' during the opening ceremonies the next day. She then worked hard to earn a 3rd place medal in the 69kg Senior Girls' division, in her first season at the Provincial Championships. Great work, Maya!

Senior Boy:  Haichuan (River) Qi won a 4th Provincial title on March 7, this time with a GOLD in wrestling and leading our Senior Boys to a KES team BRONZE medal finish to the season, three points out of first. 'Dominated' is not too strong a verb to describe River's performance in the 92kg Senior Boys' division. He did this with a great combination of power and fitness, but mostly with a studious approach to the techniques he refined all season. River's wrestling ability is matched only by the dignified and respectful manner with which he conducted himself all season. We are happy to see him return on the mat as a Senior next year. Great work, Big River!

Junior Boy: Jose Diaz Santillana joined us just before Snowboard Cross Regional qualifiers to round out our Junior team and give us a chance to compete for a banner at Provincials.  He consistently put in hard work for the few weeks leading up to the competition, and it paid off. Ride on, Jose!

Junior Girl: Yifan (Doreen) Xing had a fantastic finish to the season when she came in 3rd at Provincials and won a Regional banner with the Intermediate girls.  We want to recognize her hard work this season and highlight her improvement from January to now. She snowboarded full-time for the duration of the season and it paid off at the end. Keep shredding, Doreen!

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Senior Boy:  Evan Logan is passionate about snowboarding and a great leader in the Varsity Snowboard team. Although he is part time on the wrestling mat, he does a fantastic job helping with warm-ups, giving feedback on corrections to his peers and contributing to a good team atmosphere. He proved that he is a stellar rider in the first Regional race at Martock. At this race, he flew down the highly technical boarder cross track in 40.33 seconds which was the second-best time overall. The combined times of the Senior Boys team resulted in a 1st place finish.  At Provincials, he clocked a 42.23 on a chewed-up course that had been ridden almost 500 times that day. He narrowly missed the podium for the Snowboarding, but he was fortunate to have contributed to a third-place team finish for the KES Senior Boys’ Wrestling team, only a couple of days earlier. Well done, Evan.
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