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Grade 11 students nab KISH honours

Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) athletic director Brett Corcoran presents the 2017-18 male athlete of the year award to Peyton Lauwerijssen while principal Donald Mulligan congratulates Lexie Murphy, who was named female athlete of the year. The awards took place during the recent KISH Senior Awards Assembly in the school cafeteria recently.
Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) athletic director Brett Corcoran presents the 2017-18 male athlete of the year award to Peyton Lauwerijssen while principal Donald Mulligan congratulates Lexie Murphy, who was named female athlete of the year. The awards took place during the recent KISH Senior Awards Assembly in the school cafeteria recently. - Jason Simmonds

Lauwerijssen, Murphy introduced as athletes of the year

KENSINGTON – There was a repeat winner and a first-time recipient as the 2017-18 senior athletes of the year were announced at Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH).

Peyton Lauwerijssen was announced as top male athlete for the second consecutive year, and Lexie Murphy was presented with the female award. The presentations to the two Grade 11 students took place during the annual KISH Senior Awards Assembly recently.
“I was surprised for sure,” said Lauwerijssen in describing his reaction to receiving the award. “There were a lot of candidates.”
Murphy added, “I was kind of surprised, but I am very thankful for the award.”

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Lauwerijssen
Lauwerijssen wore the Torchmen’s green and white colours in three P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) sports. He played centre midfield in senior A soccer, played goal in the high school hockey tournament and ran the 1,500- and 3,000-metre events in track and field.
“This athlete continues to impress,” said KISH athletic director Brett Corcoran in introducing the male athlete of the year. “He is dedicated and determined to be the best that he can be in each of his events, games or practices.”
The 17-year-old son of Glennamae and Peter Lauwerijssen said it is an honour to win the award in back-to-back years.
“It’s great to just get nominated,” added Lauwerijssen.
Corcoran went on to praise Lauwerijssen’s leadership and work ethic.

“He is a quiet leader, on and off the field, but is aware to when something needs to be said,” continued Corcoran. “This athlete was focused to get better every day, often the only student showing up for track practice. Even on rainy days, he would be out there running his eight to 10 laps preparing for the regional meet and the provincials.”

Outside of school, Lauwerijssen plays midget AA hockey with the Gulf Storm, and is playing summer soccer with the Summerside United under-18 First Division team.
Looking ahead to his senior year at KISH, Lauwerijssen feels the Torchmen could be in a position to make some noise on the soccer pitch.
“I think our soccer team can improve,” said Lauwerijssen, who plans to attend Dalhousie Agriculture College following graduation from high school. “We didn’t really have many Grade 12s (this past season) and we had a young team, so I hope we can do well (in 2018).”

Murphy
Murphy made an impact in all six PEISAA sports she competed in this past season – soccer, golf, badminton, softball, high school hockey tournament and track and field.

“This athlete can do it all, and all of it at an elite level,” said Corcoran. “She was a dominant force in soccer, when she played out (at midfield). However, she was also a great keeper.
“She is the top female golfer in the province. As a Grade 11 student, she is the second-best badminton (singles) player in the province, and third in doubles. She was a key contributor to the women’s softball team, stepping up to pitch, and pitch well.”

Corcoran noted a strong work ethic and attitude are the keys to Murphy’s success.
“She gives 100-per-cent effort every time she steps onto a field, court or track,” continued Corcoran. “She is extremely coachable, and often helps others around her to improve as well. Her tenacity on the field, court and track is second to none. She is determined to succeed and is always sportsmanlike in competition.”
Murphy, who plans to attend university following high school, has set some lofty goals for her Grade 12 year. They include finishing first in badminton, defending her senior girls’ golf title and regaining the senior A girls’ soccer gold medal.
Murphy also is a forward with the Mid-Isle Wildcats, champions of the P.E.I. Midget AAA Female Hockey League. Thus, it’s safe to say sports are a big part of Murphy’s life.
“I find playing more sports helps your IQ,” said the 17-year-old daughter of Kim and Bob Murphy of Kensington. “It helps you to not only succeed in your own sport, but in multiple sports.”

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Awards
Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School awards:
Senior Sports
Soccer
Senior A Boys

Most improved player (MIP) – Ben Schurman.
Most dedicated player (MDP) – Peyton Lauwerijssen.
Most valuable player (MVP) – Devon Keavney.
Douglas Ramsay most sportsmanlike player – Robert Lycklama.

Senior A Girls
Rookie of the year –
Ellen Cole.
MDP – Lexie Murphy.
MVP – Abby Christopher.
Alysha Toombs Spirit of the Game Award – Shannan Hill.

Cross-Country
Female MDPs –
Tessa Murray, Jillian Stewart.

Volleyball
Senior AAA Girls
Rookie of the year –
Maddy Rogers.
Coaches choice – Cassandra MacLeod.
MVP – Jillian Ferguson.

Golf
Female MVP –
Lexie Murphy.
Male MVP – Campbell Mayne.

Basketball
Senior A Boys
MIP –
Adam Morrison.
Top defensive player – Jesse Wolfe.
MVPs – Johnathan Lauwerijssen, Thomas Haslam.

Senior AA Girls
Rookie of the year –
Ellen Cole.
MIP – Victoria Bond.
MVP – Hillary MacLean.

Badminton
MVP –
Lexie Murphy.

Rugby
Senior AA Girls
Coaches choice –
Shannan Hill.
MDP – Julie Clark.
MVP – Victoria Bond.

Softball
Senior AA Girls
Most sportsmanlike player –
Jillian Ferguson.
MIP – Lauren LaFrance.
MVPs – Hannah LeClair, Lexie Murphy.

Track and Field
Female MVP –
Hillary MacLean.
Male MVP – Landon Clow.

Provincial Championship Teams
Volleyball
Senior AAA Girls–
Shianne Adams, Hillary Bernard, Nicole Boucher, Elizabeth Burt, Jillian Ferguson, Emily MacDonald, Hillary MacLean, Cassandra MacLeod, Keanna Reid, Maddy Rogers. Coaches: Richard Younker, Amanda Hickey.

Golf
Senior AA Girls –
Lexie Murphy. Coach: Brett Corcoran.
Senior A Boys – Campbell Mayne. Coach: Brett Corcoran.

Track and Field
Senior girls’ 100 metres –
Hillary MacLean. Coach: Brett Corcoran.
Juvenile boys’ 100 metres – Landon Clow. Coach: Brett Corcoran.
Juvenile boys’ 200 metres – Landon Clow. Coach: Brett Corcoran.
Senior boys’ shot put – Tyler Caseley. Coach: Brett Corcoran.

PEISAA Outstanding Student-Athlete Awards
Certificates –
Hillary Bernard, Jillian Ferguson, Bethany Spencer, Jillian Stewart, Sheriden Wall.
Medal – Shannan Hill.
Note: These are awarded to Grade 12 students on two major or two minor sports teams who maintain an average of 85 per cent or higher.

John Bowness Achievement Award
Jillian Ferguson.

Athletes of the Year
Female –
Lexie Murphy.
Male – Peyton Lauwerijssen.

Medals of Distinction
Silver –
Hillary Bernard, Moira Dickieson, Jillian Ferguson, Josie Green, Johnathan Lauwerijssen, Maggie LeClair, Jillian Stewart, Sheriden Wall, Becca Wiegers.
Gold – Shannan Hill, Bethany Spencer.
Note: These are awarded to graduating students to mark their involvement in extracurricular activities and academics. Students receive silver for accumulating 600 points during Grades 10 to 12, and receive gold for accumulating 825 points during Grades 10 to 12.

Junior Sports
Soccer
Intermediate A Girls
MVP –
Ellen Murphy.
Intermediate A Boys
MVP –
Duncan Picketts.

Volleyball
Intermediate AA Girls
MVP –
Megan MacDonald.

Cross-County
MVP –
Ellen Murphy.

Golf
MDP –
Isaac Paynter.

Basketball
Intermediate AA Girls
MVP –
Ellen Murphy.

Intermediate AA Boys
MVP –
Connor Costain.

Intermediate A Boys
MVP –
Robert Baquiran.

Julia Folland receives the Gerald Dixon Achievement Award from Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School athletic director Brett Corcoran.
Julia Folland receives the Gerald Dixon Achievement Award from Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School athletic director Brett Corcoran.

Gerald Dixon Achievement Awards
Female –
Julia Folland.
Male – Zackery Andrew.

Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School athletic director Brett Corcoran presents Zackery Andrew with the Gerald Dixon Achievement Award. The award, which honours a former KISH teacher and basketball coach, is presented to an intermediate basketball player.
Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School athletic director Brett Corcoran presents Zackery Andrew with the Gerald Dixon Achievement Award. The award, which honours a former KISH teacher and basketball coach, is presented to an intermediate basketball player.

Badminton
Female MVP –
Ellen Murphy.
Male MVP – Kristopher LaFrance.

Flag Football
Intermediate AA Girls
MVP –
Kylie MacLellan.

Intermediate A Girls
MVP –
Bailey Butler.

Grade 8 A Boys
MVP –
Gus MacEwen.

Grade 7 A Boys
MVP – Jacob Blakeney.

Track and Field
Female MVP –
Megan MacDonald.
Male MVP – Aidan Radix.

Provincial Championship Teams
Soccer
Intermediate AA Girls –
Bailey Butler, Brooke Gallant, Lydia Hamill (Kinkora), Brianna Hughes (Kinkora), Jill Lockerby, Mya Moffat (Kinkora), Ellen Murphy, Charlotte Schofield (Kinkora), Faith Shea, Marissa Stewart, Maleah Welton, Mya Welton. Coach: Blair Murphy.

Track and Field
Bantam boys’ 80 metres –
Aidan Radix.
Bantam boys’ shot put – Niki Wigmore.
Bantam boys’ 4x100-metre relay – Dhamon Jones, Josh Lauwerijssen, Jack McCarville, Aidan Radix.

Certificates of Achievement
Zachery Andrew, Skye Boutilier, Brianna Butler, Reese Carmody, Mallory Clark, Anwyn Coggins, Ethan Cole, Connor Costain, Lauren Folland, Lily Greenan, Jordan Haslam, Megan MacDonald, Carson MacKay, Kylie MacLellan, MacKenzie Mill, Ellen Murphy, Hillary Murray, Isaac Paynter, Zackary Pendleton, Duncan Picketts, Wilbert Rammelaere, Zachery Stavert, Mya Welton.
Note: Awarded to Grade 9 students passing into Grade 10 to mark their involvement in the school and extracurricular activities.

Achievement Awards
Lily Greenan, Megan MacDonald, Ellen Murphy, Hillary Murray, Zachary Pendleton.
Note: Awarded to Grade 9 students who have demonstrated academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and positive attitude. This is voted on by staff.

Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) recently presented achievement awards to five Grade 9 students during the KISH Junior Awards Assembly recently. From left: Zachary Pendleton, Ellen Murphy, Megan MacDonald, Lily Greenan and Hillary Murray.
Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) recently presented achievement awards to five Grade 9 students during the KISH Junior Awards Assembly recently. From left: Zachary Pendleton, Ellen Murphy, Megan MacDonald, Lily Greenan and Hillary Murray.

Senior High School Organizations
Student Council
Outstanding contribution –
Shannan Hill, Bethany Spencer.
Brianna Silliker School Spirit Award – Abby Christopher, Callie Champion.

Yearbook
Editor’s Book Award –
Hillary Bernard.
Outstanding contribution – editor Hillary Bernard.

Grad Class
President Award –
Bevin MacLellan.

Concert and Jazz Band
Most dedicated concert band – Skye MacAusland.
Most dedicated jazz band – Shannan Hill.
Most dedicated concert and jazz band – Bethany Spencer, Becca Wiegers.

Peer Tutoring
Certificates –
Josie Green, Hannah Johnstone, Maggie LeClair, Keegan Rix, Lauren LaFrance, Shannan Hill, Sheridan Wall.

Canadian Academy of Travel and Tourism
Significant contribution –
Jillian Stewart.

Rotary Youth Parliament
Parliamentarian of the year –
Josie Green.

Agriculture Program
Significant contribution –
Jillian Ferguson, Bevin MacLellan.

Wellness Committee
Certificate of significant contribution –
Jillian Stewart.

Junior High School Organizations
Student Council
Most dedicated –
Lily Greenan, Megan MacDonald.

Concert Band and Jazz Band
Awards of Excellence Certificates
Grade 7 –
Sietse de Backer.
Grade 8 – Brynn MacAusland.
Grade 9 – Hillary Murray.
Most dedicated – Megan MacDonald.

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