Burn­ham And Cote Named Piper Atlh­letes Of The Month

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Robert Fisk, Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

KelseyBurn­ham of the Ban­tam Girls Bad­minton Team and Johnathan Cote of the Se­nior Boy’s Bad­minton Team have been named the Piper Ath­letes of the month for April af­ter help­ing their school re­tain the bad­minton tro­phy.

Burn­ham is a grade 8 stu­dent from Len­noxville that won the gold medal at the 43rd Alexan­der Galt In­vi­ta­tional Bad­minton Tour­na­ment. With a num­ber of schools present at the tour­na­ment from Mon­treal to Sher­brooke Burn­ham demon­strated her fine bad­minton skills in sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion by go­ing un­de­feated through­out the tour­na­ment as she smashed and dropped her way to the gold medal. The three-sport ath­lete (soc­cer, bas­ket­ball and bad­minton) is also on the Prin­ci­pal’s List for her high aca­demic achieve­ments. The Len­noxville El­e­men­tary Grad will be chal­lenged next sea­son when she makes the jump to the ju­nior ranks, but it will be some­thing that she will look for­ward to as she con­tin­ues to grow.

Cote is a grad­u­at­ing stu­dent from Comp­ton that won the sil­ver medal in se­nior sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion at the Bad­minton Tour­na­ment. Af­ter only four weeks of train­ing Cote pushed his op­po­nent from Cen­ten­nial High School who had been train­ing all year to the limit. The 16 year old lost 22-20 and 21-19 to the top Provin­cial player in the gold medal match af­ter go­ing 7-1 in the round robin. The Len­noxville El­e­men­tary Grad showed great com­po­sure and ath­leti­cism through­out the day es­pe­cially in a very ex­cit­ing and en­ter­tain­ing fi­nal with a few hun­dred peo­ple look­ing on. It was a fine way for the Prin­ci­pal’s List stu­dent to end his high school ath­letic ca­reer with the class and sports­man­ship he has demon­strated at Galt for five years. Cote will con­tinue his ed­u­ca­tional stud­ies at Cham­plain Col­lege next year.

Spe­cial thank you to Steve Walker and his staff for run­ning an­other classy and suc­cess­ful bad­minton tour­na­ment, which con­sisted of 400 matches.

Johnathan Cote

Kelsey Burn­ham

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