Anotherschool calendar year has seen some of PEI’s finest athletes compete inregional, national, and international competitions. As some of these athletes embark on theirnext chapter, Sport PEI has teamed up with three organizations, to provide$1000 Scholarships, to those attending a post-secondary education in the fallfor the first time. Gemini Screen Print and Embroidery, Sports CentrePhysiotherapy and Discount Car and Truck Rentals are all very proud to helprelieve some of the financial burdens athletes experience when taking theirgame, 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 HannahMacLellan (Charlottetown Rural).
Ava has been one of the finest athletes on PEI for the last number ofyears. A national ice-hockey goalieprospect, Ava has had the opportunity to train and compete across North Americaand Europe. Even more impressive, isAva’s dedication to not only excelling on the ice, but in the classroom as sheboasts a grade average of 94.2%. Shewill be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of NewHampshire, but aspires to continue her education upon graduating in the fieldof Neurology. Ava looks forward to balancing her education while playing division one women’s hockey, where shewill without a doubt leave a lasting legacy.
The University of Winnipeg will be adding an outstanding athlete to theirKinesiology program in the fall of 2017. Having been named Three Oaks athleteof the year in Grade 10 and 11, Logan is a well-rounded athlete having competedin five different sports for his high school. Logan has won an Island championship in four of the five, where his workethic, leadership and dedication proved to be a major catalyst in his teams’success. As Volleyball PEI’s U16 playerof the year, Logan also recorded a first team all-star selection in AAABasketball, while pitching three no hitter games on his summer baseball team. His achievements don’t stop there, off thefield of play, Logan is a respected member of Three Oak’s Leadership andAthletics councils. Logan’s capacity toachieve great things as a varsity student athlete are second to none, and hisabilities on and off the court will foster a bright future in any field hechooses.
One of PEI’s most outstanding individuals graduating from high school this yearis Hannah MacLellan. Hannah is one oftwelve para-swimmers in Canada who have been selected to train on the NextGentraining squad, with hopes of competing at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Having competed all over the world, Hannahstill manages to allocate time to her studies and the community. She missed 40 school days, in order tocompete on a world stage, but managed to received honors status for heracademic achievements at Charlottetown Rural. Hannah will be attending Carleton University this fall, where she willbe studying Political Science. She hashopes of one day becoming a lawyer, in order to advocate for persons with adisability on a federal level. Earlierthis year, Hannah proved she didn’t need her law degree to start her dream, asshe led an initiative that saw a Bill passed through the Island’s legislaturethat 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.