2010 KSA Scholarship Recipients
15th Annual KSA Scholarship Awards DinnerUpdated Sunday January 5, 2014 by Kitchener Sports Association.
PHOTO: The 2010 KSA Scholarship recipients and presenters: (Front row l-r) - Ogi Oroz (Huron Heights), Emily Germann (GRCI), Najeam Mehanmel (Cameron Heights), Flo Peters (GRCI) and Cole Chessell (Forest Heights).
Recipient, absent from photo: Katie Phelan (KW Rangers & student at St Mary's)
(Back row: the respective presenters): Bob Fedy (KSA), Bob Hicks (KMHA), Nazin Ramzam (Cameron Heights), Bull Milks (GRCI) and Trevor Francis (Forest Heights).
Each of these students was awarded $1,000 towards the costs of his/her first year of post-secondary education and a further $1,000 for second year studies. Congratulations!
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Special guests at this event included:
Colleen (Galloway) Borman, guest speaker, who was in the first group (of four awards in 1996). Colleen brought greetings, some advice for the scholarship recipients and updated attendees with some personal highlights of her 15 years since starting one of the first recipients of a KSA scholarship.
Courtney Greer (and her dad, Wayne), guest speaker, who ended up in the courts to win the right to play on her high school boys' soccer team.
Courtney is a 17-year-old Grade 11 student at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in Waterloo who recently challenged the long-standing position of the high school sports governing bodies that girls in high school must play on the girls' team where a girls' team exists. Courtney wanted to play soccer for her high school senior boys' team but there was a difference of opinion about whether she could play. (She did.) Courtney's father, Wayne, filed an action on her behalf with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal citing gender discrimination. A recent settlement permitting girls to try out for a boys' team even where a girls' team exists ignited the debate about the issue and Courtney was the "lighting rod" for this debate. Courtney and Wayne shared their story and answered questions about their experiences and their thoughts on the on-going debate.
and David Edgar, European professional soccer player and nominee for local 2008 Athlete of the Year honours, who kindly dropped by to say hello!