Duncan, BC, Canada – Queen Margaret’s School was excited to hand out awards to top athletes at a recent Athletic Awards banquet held May 21, 2015 at Duncan Meadows Golf Course.
QMS athletes were rewarded for their hard work at the school’s recent Athletics Banquet held at Duncan Meadows Golf Course. (Left to right back: Antonia Spiteri, Lillian Jiang, Echo Long, Aki Yamamoto, Mako Shibata, Valetina Torres Zubieta and Kelsea Sebastian. Left to right front: Leah Kreigler, Fernanda Molina Perez Diez, Justine Cha, Alexis Elliott and Mckaylee Catcher.)
Several young women were repeat winners throughout the evening, such as Emma Wadsworth (Grade 10) who won the Offensive Player of the Year award in field hockey and most improved player for basketball, Antonia Spiteri (Grade 12) who won both the senior volleyball MVP and Spirit of the Royals Award, and Madison Heisterman (Grade 9) who was unable to attend the event, but earned the cross country MVP award and the Dunlop Trophy for progress in riding in Grades 9-10.
Other multiple winners of the night included Aki Yamamoto (Grade 10) who won Defensive Player of the Year for soccer and the Junior PE Award. Graduating athlete Mckaylee Catcher was awarded for her dedication to sport with the senior basketball MVP plaque and the Senior Athlete of the Year cup. Her sister, Kelsea Sebastian, earned similar hardware with the Junior Athlete of the Year cup.
“I am proud of our athletes’ accomplishments,” says Wilma Jamieson, Head of School. “As Canadian Olympic rower Theresa Luke shared with our students at the banquet, being actively engaged in athletics teaches us determination and enflames our courage to try new things to broaden our world view. These are valuable life lessons any young person can take forward with them into the future.”