June 2, 2017
2017 Sport PEI Scholarship Winners
school calendar year has seen some of PEI’s finest athletes compete in
regional, national, and international competitions. As some of these athletes embark on their
next chapter, Sport PEI has teamed up with three organizations, to provide
$1000 Scholarships, to those attending a post-secondary education in the fall
for the first time. Gemini Screen Print and Embroidery, Sports Centre
Physiotherapy and Discount Car and Truck Rentals are all very proud to help
relieve some of the financial burdens athletes experience when taking their
game, and life, to the next level.
Sport PEI’s scholarships recognize excellence and achievement in sport,
academics and community involvement.
They are excited to announce the following three recipients for 2017:
Ava Boutiler (Colonel Gray), Logan MacDougall (Three Oaks Senior High), and Hannah
MacLellan (Charlottetown Rural).
Ava has been one of the finest athletes on PEI for the last number of
years. A national ice-hockey goalie
prospect, Ava has had the opportunity to train and compete across North America
and Europe. Even more impressive, is
Ava’s dedication to not only excelling on the ice, but in the classroom as she
boasts a grade average of 94.2%. She
will be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of New
Hampshire, but aspires to continue her education upon graduating in the field
of Neurology. Ava looks forward to balancing her education while playing division one women’s hockey, where she
will without a doubt leave a lasting legacy.
The University of Winnipeg will be adding an outstanding athlete to their
Kinesiology program in the fall of 2017. Having been named Three Oaks athlete
of the year in Grade 10 and 11, Logan is a well-rounded athlete having competed
in five different sports for his high school.
Logan has won an Island championship in four of the five, where his work
ethic, leadership and dedication proved to be a major catalyst in his teams’
success. As Volleyball PEI’s U16 player
of the year, Logan also recorded a first team all-star selection in AAA
Basketball, while pitching three no hitter games on his summer baseball team. His achievements don’t stop there, off the
field of play, Logan is a respected member of Three Oak’s Leadership and
Athletics councils. Logan’s capacity to
achieve great things as a varsity student athlete are second to none, and his
abilities on and off the court will foster a bright future in any field he
One of PEI’s most outstanding individuals graduating from high school this year
is Hannah MacLellan. Hannah is one of
twelve para-swimmers in Canada who have been selected to train on the NextGen
training squad, with hopes of competing at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Having competed all over the world, Hannah
still manages to allocate time to her studies and the community. She missed 40 school days, in order to
compete on a world stage, but managed to received honors status for her
academic achievements at Charlottetown Rural.
Hannah will be attending Carleton University this fall, where she will
be studying Political Science. She has
hopes of one day becoming a lawyer, in order to advocate for persons with a
disability on a federal level. Earlier
this year, Hannah proved she didn’t need her law degree to start her dream, as
she led an initiative that saw a Bill passed through the Island’s legislature
that will rephrase any parking signs marked for someone with a disability. Hannah has big dreams and a bright future,
and will take her high level work ethic to lead any of her future endeavors.