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MacLean carries on the family tradition at KISH

Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School athletic director Jonathon McAvinn, centre, congratulates the 2018-19 athletes of the year, Hillary MacLean and Peyton Lauwerijssen. KISH held its annual senior awards night recently.
Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School athletic director Jonathon McAvinn, centre, congratulates the 2018-19 athletes of the year, Hillary MacLean and Peyton Lauwerijssen. KISH held its annual senior awards night recently. - Jason Simmonds

Lauwerijssen completes natural hat trick as male athlete of the year

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. —

Hillary MacLean continued a family tradition while Peyton Lauwerijssen completed a natural hat trick at the recent Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) senior awards night.

The 17-year-old daughter of Tracy and Calvin MacLean of Kensington became the fourth member of her family to be named a KISH senior athlete of the year, following in the footsteps of her father (1986) and two sisters, Emma (2012) and Kelsey (2016).
“I was excited that I would be like them because I have always looked up to them,” said MacLean in describing what it means to follow in the footsteps of her older sisters.
MacLean, a Grade 12 student, said winning the award “means a lot” to her and she dedicated it to her parents.
“They take me everywhere,” she pointed out. “It’s not my award – it’s their award for taking me everywhere.”
Lauwerijssen, also a senior, was named KISH’s male athlete of the year for the third year in a row.
“It’s a real honour,” said the 18-year-old son of Glennamae and Peter Lauwerijssen of Irishtown. “I want to give thanks to all my coaches and teammates.”

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Provincial champion
MacLean completed her P.E.I. School Athletic Association (PEISAA) career with a bang recently at the provincial track and field meet at UPEI, winning the 100 and 200 metres. She was a key member of KISH’s volleyball and basketball teams and also competed in cross-country. She received the coaches choice award in volleyball and was presented with a silver medal of distinction to mark her involvement in extracurricular activities and academics.
“I will remember a lot of the good memories,” said MacLean. “I was fortunate to compete with a lot of good athletes and we were able to get the gold medal for senior AAA volleyball (in 2017).”
KISH athletic director Jonathon McAvinn said a big part of MacLean’s success is her work ethic at every practice and game. He also praised her contributions to school life.
“Hillary is dedicated to her school and teams,” said McAvinn. “Along with sports, she is involved in many committees at school and volunteers within the community. She is definitely a leader in all groups, teams and committees she is part of.”
MacLean will study education at the Université de Moncton.

Three sports
Lauwerijssen, who was named co-MVP in soccer, also represented KISH in hockey and track and field.
“Peyton is a quiet leader, but when he speaks the team listens,” said McAvinn. “He controls the offence and defence during the soccer season.”
McAvinn went on to describe Lauwerijssen as “a very mature student” and said he has “an outstanding” work ethic.
“His support of others, both on and off the field, is always positive during practices and games,” continued McAvinn. “He continually works hard regardless of the situation and his athletic knowledge is second to none.”
Lauwerijssen said one highlight of his senior sports career at KISH was the Torchmen’s playoff run in soccer this past season.
“We ended up finishing fourth, so that was very good,” said Lauwerijssen, who quickly added with a smile, “usually, we finish last.”
Lauwerijssen, who will continue his soccer career at Dalhousie Agricultural College in Truro, N.S., said he will graduate from KISH in less than two weeks with many fond memories.
“It’s a great school and everyone is great,” said Lauwerijssen. “It was a fun time and for sure I will miss it.”

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Awards
Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School awards:
Senior High Sports
Cross-Country
Female most valuable player (MVP) –
Abby Christopher.
Soccer
A Boys
MVPs –
Peyton Lauwerijssen, Bailey Stavert.
Most improved player (MIP) – Joel Newrick.
Douglas Ramsay Award for the most sportsmanlike player – Zach Andrews.
A Girls
MVP –
Abby Christopher.
Most dedicated player (MDP) – Ellen Cole.
Rookie of the year – Ellen Murphy.
Alysha Toombs Spirit of the Game Award – Callie Champion.
Volleyball
AAA Girls
MVP –
Cassandra MacLeod.
MIP – Elizabeth Burt.
Coaches choice – Hillary MacLean.
Basketball
A Boys
MVP –
A.J. Cahill.
MIP – Hunter Hopping.
MDP – Charlie DesRoches.
AA Girls
MVP –
Ellen Cole.
MIP – Hillary Murray.
MDP – Ellen Murphy.
Badminton
MVP –
Lexie Murphy.
Provincial Championships
Track and Field –
Hillary MacLean (100 and 200 metres).
PEISAA Outstanding Student-Athlete Awards
Note:
Awarded to Grade 12 students on two major or two minor sports teams who maintain an average of 85 per cent or higher.
Certificates – Hillary MacLean, Cassandra MacLeod, Tessa Murray, Keanna Reid, Bailey Stavert.
Medals – Abby Christopher, Ben Dyment.
John Bowness Achievement Award
Recipient – Abby Christopher.
Athletes of the Year
Male –
Peyton Lauwerijssen.
Female – Hillary MacLean.

Senior High Organizations
Student Council
Outstanding contribution –
Caleb McKenna.
Brianna Silliker School Spirit Award – Abby Christopher, Callie Champion.
Yearbook
Editor’s Book Award –
Lauren LaFrance.
Outstanding contribution – Lauren LaFrance (editor).
Grad Class
President’s Award –
Krystof Wigmore.
Concert Band and Jazz Band
Most dedicated concert band –
Amy Squires.
Most dedicated jazz band – A.J. Cahill.
Most dedicated concert and jazz band – Caleb McKenna.
Peer Tutoring
Most dedicated –
Lauren LaFrance.
Travel and Tourism Academic Diploma Program
Significant contribution –
Callie Champion, Abby Christopher, Marilyn Sheen.
GSA (Gender Sexual Alliance)
Leadership Award –
Amy Squires.
Prom Committee
Leadership Recognition Award –
Keanna Reid.
Student Police
Leigh Ramsay most dedicated member –
Emily MacDonald.
Medals of Distinction
Note:
Awarded to graduating students to mark their involvement in extracurricular activities and academics.
Silver (600 points) – A.J. Cahill, Chloe Greenan, Lauren LaFrance, Emily MacDonald, Hillary MacLean, Tessa Murray.
Gold (825 points) – Callie Champion, Abby Christopher, Caleb McKenna.

Junior High Sports
Soccer
A Girls
MVP –
Mya Moffatt (Kinkora).
A Boys
MVP –
Josh Lauwerijssen.
Volleyball
AA Girls
MVP –
Rachael Phelan.
Cross-Country
MVP –
Rodney Robinson.
Basketball
A Girls
MVP –
Julia Folland.
A Boys (Team One)
MVP –
Josh Lauwerijssen.
A Boys (Team Two)
MVP –
Robert Baquiran.
Gerald Dixon Achievement Awards
Male –
Daniel Rice.
Female – Abby Peters.
Badminton
MVP –
Jill Lockerby.
Flag Football
AA Girls
MVP –
Bailey Butler.
AA Boys
MVP –
Aidan Radix.
A Boys
MVP –
Nathan Driscoll.
Softball
Girls
MIP –
Abby Douglas.
Track and Field
MVP –
Aidan Radix.
Provincial Championships
Track and Field
Intermediate boys shot put –
Niki Wigmore.
Intermediate boys 4x400-metre relay – Kristopher LaFrance, Josh Lauwerijssen, Aidan Raddix, Niki Wigmore.

Junior High Organizations
Student Council
Most dedicated –
Avery Hattie and Samantha Schurman.
Concert Band and Jazz Band
Awards of Excellence Certificates
Grade 7 –
Sam Pendleton.
Grade 8 – Emily Cousins.
Grade 9 – Julia Griggs.
Most dedicated – Kalev DesRoches.
GSA (Gender Sexual Alliance)
Leadership Award –
Gwen Rix.
Certificates of Achievement
Note:
Awarded to Grade 9 students passing into Grade 10 to mark their involvement in school and extracurricular activities.
Recipients – Robert Baquiran, Bailey Butler, Canyon Clarke, Kalev DesRoches, Abby Douglas, Brooke Gallant, Julia Griggs, Avery Hattie, Kristopher LaFrance, Josh Lauwerijssen, Patrick Lauwerijssen, Jill Lockerby, Gus MacEwen, Lincoln MacKay, Tori MacPhee, Parker Mann, Bret Reeves, Daniel Rice, Sarah Roach, Mackenzie Roberts, Samantha Schurman, Katie Stavert-Bernard, Rinnah Stokes, Niki Wigmore.
Achievement Awards
Note:
Awarded to Grade 9 students who have demonstrated academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and positive attitude. These awards are voted on by staff.
Recipients – Kristopher LaFrance, Josh Lauwerijssen, Jill Lockerby, Mackenzie Roberts, Samantha Schurman, Katie Stavert-Bernard.

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