September’s Theme is Courage: Having the strength to do what is right even when it is not popular. Speaking up for yourself and others.
Alyshia Alkerton has been selected as the Female CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. Alyshia has stepped up as a Manager and Student Coach for the Varsity Co-ed Cross-Country Team. This is during a time she has not been able to compete and has much shown enthusiasm for the team and courage to train lightly while she heals from her injury. Best of luck in your recovery Alyshia!
Emily Dikdan has been selected as the Female CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. Emily is a Grade 9 student who not only plays on the Senior Girls Basketball Team, but is also a starter and has a major impact on the team’s success. She is new to Eastern Ontario and has adjusted extremely well to life here at St. Mary CHS. Being the true “Rookie” of the team it takes COURAGE every day to participate and contribute being 3 years younger than some players on the squad. Emily is always receptive to constructive criticism and is a quiet leader who speaks up for herself and her teammates in times of need. We are all very fortunate to have her a part of our Crusader family!
October’s Them is Optimism: Have hope for the future. Try to find the good in every situation.
Khonnor Jessome has been selected as the Male CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF OCTOBER. Consistently, Khonnor is a positive leader on the Junior Boys Volleyball team. Even when things are not going well, Khonnor’s optimistic attitude shines through. He listens attentively, hustles, never complains and is always ready to give his best effort when on the floor. Khonnor understands his role and always puts the team first. Congratulations on this well-deserved award!
Serena Dugdale has been selected as the Female CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF OCTOBER. Serena steps ups to be a positive leader no matter what the game situation might be. She has overcome many personal challenges to continue playing basketball at a high level. Serena does everything with a positive attitude and brings a team first approach to the Junior Girls Basketball squad. She always sees the best in each of her teammates and continues to improve as a player every day. Congratulations Serena!
November’s Theme is Respect: Value yourself and others. Be considerate of the rights and feelings of self and others.
Hannah Burt has been selected as the Female CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF DECEMBER. Hannah is considerate of all members of her team and treats everyone equally. She demonstrates tremendous respect towards her coaches, opponents and officials. Coming off an EOSSAA Championship as well as a Quarter-Finalist at the OFSAA Championships, Hannah consistently took the game of basketball very seriously but played it in a competitive manner in which the game was meant to be played. Way to go Hannah! The team will certainly miss you next year!
Ethan Thompson has been selected as the Male CRUSADER CHARACTER for the MONTH OF NOVEMBER. Ethan shows a great deal of respect on a consistent basis and is very supportive of his teammates on and off the court. Through his passion for the sport, Ethan recognized when his teammates were down and did his best to pick them up. Congratulations on a successful Volleyball season and another St. Mary Senior Boys OFSAA run. Way to go Ethan!