Equinoxe Patriotes celebrate athletic best of 2017-18
Sean Chase/Daily Observer École secondaire publique l'Équinoxe held its athletics awards banquet recently. Here are the top award winners: (left to right) Sophie Levasseur (top high school female athlete), Guillaume Pelchat (top high school male athlete), Aurelie Assemien (top Grade 7/8 female athlete), and Kaden Felhaber (top Grade 7/8 male athlete).
École secondaire publique l'Équinoxe took time out from their studies to celebrate the best in athleticism for the school year 2017-18.
The school recently held their year-end athletics banquet where staff and coaches praised the accomplishment of Equinoxe Patriotes on the field, on the court and around the ball diamond. This was a big year for Equinoxe as five students excelled at the provincial level, even winning championships.
Earlier this year, Guillaume Pelchat won the junior boys title at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Nordic Championships travelling over a five-kilometre course in a time of 12 minutes, 38 seconds. Guillaume also finished 81st in the junior boys race during last November's OFSAA cross-country championships held in Petawawa.
Junior athlete Sophie Levasseur also had a remarkable year at OFSAA finishing seventh in Nordic and 22nd in cross-country. During the OFSAA track and field championships this month in Toronto, Sophie finished 13th in the 3,000-metre run and 18th in the 1,500-metre run. In the same track and field meet, Ethan Fitch narrowly missed the podium finishing fifth in the midget boys high jump. Thomas Pelchat took 21st place in the senior boys 7.5-kilometre in OFSAA Nordic. Emily Eadie took 144th in the junior girls race at OFSAA Nordic.
In the top awards for 2017-18, Guillaume Pelchat was named top high school male athlete, while Sophie Levasseur was named top high school female athlete. Aurelie Assemien was named the top Grade 7/8 female athlete, while Kaden Felhaber was named top Grade 7/8 male athlete.
The winners of individual Grade 7/8 sports awards were as follows: In cross-country, Nathaniel Levasseur was named Most Valuable Player (MVP), while Isabelle Plourde was named Most Improved/Sportsmanship Player (MIP/MSP). Reegan Felhaber was named MVP for Grade 7 girls volleyball, while Soleil Rubayat was named MIP/MSP. In Grade 8 girls volleyball, Aurelie Assemien was named MVP, while Kyana Murphy-Bourdon was named MIP/MSP.
Marcus Garcia was named MVP for Grade 7 boys volleyball, while Nathaniel Levasseur was named MIP/MSP. Kaden Felhaber was named MVP for Grade 8 boys volleyball, while Chase Armstrong was named MIP/MSP. In Grade 7 girls basketball, Ciella Fitch was named MVP, while Maina Buisson was named MIP/MSP. Chloe Fitch was named MVP for Grade 8 girls basketball, while Aurelie Assemien was named MIP/MSP. Nathaniel Levasseur was named MVP for Grade 7 boys basketball, while Marcus Garcia was named MIP/MSP.
In Grade 7 badminton, Marcus Garcia was named MVP, while Kaleb Vaillancourt was named MIP/MSP. In Grade 8 badminton, Kaden Felhaber was named MVP, while Shaye Close was named MIP/MSP. Nathaniel Levasseur was named MVP in track and field, while Shaye Close was named MIP/MSP. In soccer, Aurelie Assemien was named MVP, whule Chloe Fitch was named MIP/MSP. In softball, Kaden Felhaber was named MVP, while Maxime Berthiaume was named MIP/MSP.
The winners of individual high school sports awards were as follows: In cross-country, Sophie Levasseur was named MVP, while Cedrick Berthiaume was named MIP/MSP. In senior girls volleyball, Nadya Felhaber was named MVP, while Saleena Augustin was named MIP/MSP. Guillaume Pelchat was named MVP in nordic skiing, while Thomas Pelchat was named MIP/MSP. In badminton, Tristan Gillis was named MVP, while Guillaume Pelchat was named MIP/MSP. In track and field, Ethan Fitch was named MVP, while Phoebe Overton was named MIP/MSP. Receiving the Special Olympians of the Year Award were Demirius Garland, Dakai Garland and Guillaume Carrier.
The athletes also thanked their coaches for their tireless dedication: Joel Levasseur, Marie-Josee Boucher, Jean Pelchat, Efila Belibi, Kyle Bertrand, Jonathan Flamain, Daniel Sanchez and Michelle Guertin-Cadieux.