Mohawk athletic awards go to Hill Park Students

Two Hill Park Secondary Schools students have been chosen winners of this year’s Mohawk College Students’ Athletic Committee’s High School Leadership Awards.

Corrie McIlveen, left, and Kayla Campbell.

Kayla Campbell and Corrie McIlveen, both graduating Hill Park students, will attend Mohawk beginning this fall. They become the second and third Hill Park students to receive the award designed to recognize male and/or female high school graduating students who have shown leadership in promoting, organizing, or participating in athletics and recreational programs and special events throughout their high school career; serves on the school’s Student Council or committees; demonstrates school spirit; and mentors and recruits other students to participate.

Campbell has participated in seven team sports at Hill Park and all the intramurals and interschool sports available throughout the year. She was president of the Girl’s Athletic Council this year, responsible for planning many spirit and fund raising initiatives. In addition to attending all her team practices and games, she mentored many younger students, encouraging their participation at Hill Park. Described as a reliable, energetic and enthusiastic contributor to school spirit at Hill Park she will take her qualities to Mohawk College for the Recreation and Leisure Program in September.

McIlveen has won numerous athletic awards at Hill Park, including athlete of the year, most valuable player and outstanding athlete. Her natural athletic ability has won a Canadian championship in a sport outside Hill Park. She is described as a reliable and dependable leader for Hill Park’s intramurals and special events and excels in recruiting and encouraging student participation.

McIlveen was an invaluable member of the Girl’s Athletic Council during her five years at Hill Park. A very caring individual who has suggested fundraisers for those in unfortunate circumstances, she has donated time and money to follow those suggestions through. She is a role model for the entire student body and has tutored many students on student life at Hill Park. In addition to athletic contributions she will bring to Mohawk, she will be enrolled in the Police Foundations Program this fall.

Hill Park’s Stacey Robertson was a previous award winner. Others include: Katie Johnston, Hamilton’s Delta Secondary School; Crystal Oakes, Paris District Secondary School; Slavica Beader, Hamilton’s Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School; Grace Lockhart, Brantford’s St. John’s College; Cameron Pearson, Hamilton’s St. Mary’s Catholic High School; Keith Garbett, Stoney Creek’s Saltfleet Secondary School; and Natasha Thomson, Hamilton’s Cathedral Catholic High School.