Hard work and dedication.
That’s what High School Male Athlete of the Year Kage Hansen said it means to him being a Lindsay Thurber Raider following the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Athletics Banquet Wednesday.
Hansen said he was fairly surprised to receive the honour as there were a lot of other amazing athletes at the school.
“It was an honour getting to play against them and I’m really excited to get the award,” Hansen said.
The Grade 12 student throughout his high school career played basketball, volleyball, tennis, and track and field.
His plans for next year consist of going on a mission before he decides to play more sports or go to school.
Joining him as the High School Female Athlete of the Year is Grade 11 student Maddy DeZutter, who said it means so much to her to receive the award.
With one more year of high school remaining, DeZutter said she plans to play volleyball, track and field, and basketball.
For DeZutter, being a Raider and representing the school through sports means the world.
“My mom (Raiders’ women’s volleyball coach Kirsten DeZutter) has been teaching here for my entire life and so I’ve always been around the atmosphere of being a Raider and Thurber pride and it means so much to even be here getting any award,” she said.
The Grade 9 athletes of the year went to Lyla McKeage, Carson Lerouge, and Grady Rodzinyak.
The Curtis McKee award was also presented to Kate Hawkins and Thomas Chauvet.
Golf: Nathan Wade and Aislyn Spink
Grade 9 cross country: Owen Lundmark and Adison Clavelle
High school cross country: Kate Hawkins and Ben House
Senior boys volleyball: Luke Weddell
Senior girls volleyball: Madelyn DeZutter and Lara Pettena
JV boys volleyball: Jan Jochum
JV girls volleyball: Haven Pendle
Grade 9 girls black volleyball: Ryanne Henrion and Jorgie Cornish
Grade 9 girls red volleyball: Natalie Fleury-Sommerville
Grade 9 boys volleyball: Carson Lerouge
Cheer team: Ava Poettcker
Curling team: Jaden Morlock
Senior boys basketball: Lucaas Kurpowski
Senior girls basketball: Maddy DeZutter and Marin Walton
JV boys basketball: Kaiden Clark
JV girls basketball: Jattu Sesay
Grade 9 girls white basketball: Lyla McKeage
Grade 9 girls red basketball: ReAnha Hong
Grade 9 boys white basketball: Isiah Capicio and Rodrigo Choitthramani
Grade 9 boys red basketball: Maeba Mapout
High school badminton: Ciarra Morris
Grade 9 badminton: Yehor Danilov and Danill Danilov
High School boys team handball: Thomas Chauvet
High school girls team handball: Amaya Gayarre
Boys soccer: Ashton Chipman
Girls soccer: Ella Damberger
Boys rugby: Carson Poeltzer
Girls rugby: Megan Kilpatrick
Tennis: Paul Patzner
Track and field: Tricia Madourie, Kage Hansen, Jorgie Cornish, and Carson LeRouge
There were also many more awards including the most improved players and Raiders awards to those who most display what it means to be a Raider.