Allan St. Pierre, Tollgate Technological Skills Centre
Alexa Windle, Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School
This summer, before entering Grade 9 at BCI, Alexa competed in the 2017 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championship in Brandon, Manitoba. She was one of the youngest competitors to qualify, and came home with a bronze in discus, a bronze in hammer, and fourth place in shotput. Provincially in her age group, she is ranked first in hammer and discus, second in shotput, and has been nominated Athletics Ontario Midget Thrower of the Year. Off the field, it’s her sense of responsibility, integrity, and humility that have also been a source of pride for the school community at BCI.
Ascension Harjo, Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School
Ascension was introduced to hoop dancing at a very young age through his family’s involvement in the traditional healing dance, and today the Grade 11 student at Pauline Johnson Collegiate & Vocational School is an accomplished artist in his own right. This past summer, the spotlight was on Ascension as he performed at the Indigenous Games Opening Ceremony in front of athletics and delegates from across North America. From hoop dancing to shooting hoops, he also competed in basketball during the Games, and his talent, passion, and commitment to both pursuits sets him apart.