Student honours for sports and clubs
The last days leading up to Final Exam Week can be a little hectic at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute. But there is always time for a special gathering to honour students who have excelled in representing the high school in competitive sports and also for their hard work in various school club activities.
During this year’s VCI Awards Banquet event, the boys’ soccer presentations saw Michael Leduc and Tyler Duguid singled out for the junior and senior Most Valuable Player awards while Chase McRae and Thomas Lovitt received the junior and senior Most Dedicated Player honours. Maddie Leduc was named the girls’ soccer MVP for this year while Audrée Leclerc received the MDP award.
Emily Jaring was named MVP for the VCI girls’ rugby squad this season with Yin Yang Henning receiving the MDP award. In boys hockey MVP honours went to Brandon Lacasse while this year’s MDP is Marcus Nasser-Pearson.
For the boys’ basketball teams, Vasily Piccone is junior MVP and Josh Deponte senior MVP, with Yan Schnell and Rafsan Huda the junior and senior MDPs. Victoria Saunders and Audrée Leclerc are junior and senior MVPs for the girls’ basketball squad, with Chloé Duval and Sarah Krawczyk as the MDPs.
The girls’ volleyball program finished with Meghan Courtemanche and Sabrina-Binta Koné as junior and senior MVPs. Kaitlyn Sauriol and Audrée Leclerc are the junior and senior MDPs. In badminton Satesh Suppiah and Sarah Krawczyk are the junior and senior MVPs, while Myuran Murugesapila and Zach Morency are the junior and senior MDPs.
For boys football Derek Leclerc and Nick Dawson were named junior and senior MVPs, with Riley Murphy and Jimmy-Dean Payette as MDPs. In Ultimate Frisbee, this season’s MVPs are Michael Leduce for the juniors and Zach Morency for the seniors, while the junior and senior MDPs are Harrisan Mugunthan and Audrée Leclerc.
The track program finishes with Cole MacWhirter and Emily Jaring as the junior and senior MVPs, while Taegan Hallahan and Sarah Krawczyk are the junior and senior MDPs.
This past year in curling, VCI’s rink proved champions on the ice with the girls’ rink of skip Cassandra Allen, third Megan Courtemanche, second Caitlyn Allen, and lead Tamra Lavoie claiming both the Prescott-Russell and Eastern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Associations championship titles. VCI’s mixed curling rink of skip Cameron Larocque, third Emily Lovitt, seconds Fred Parisien and Todd Zilhmann, and leads Madeleine Fortin and Genevieve Jones brought home the Prescott-Russell title.
Earning applause and honours for their Yearbook work were Sarah Krawczyk, Yin Yang Henning, and Megan MacMillan. Madeleine Fortin received acclaim for her efforts in the EcoClub.
Final athletic awards for the evening went to Samantha Cummings and David Krawczyk as the most promising of the season. Honours for academic achievement along with their athletic endeavours went to Audrée Leclerc and Peter Velocci. Named top athletes of the season were Sarah Krawczyk and Brandon Lacasse while Megan MacMillan received the Garett Allen Memorial Award.