Athletes of the Week (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our athletic philosophy and School mission statement emphasizing gentleness, learning, dignity, and respect. These student athletes also reflect the seven principles of “true sport” which states: go for it, play fair, respect others, keep it fun, stay healthy, include everyone, and give back.
For the Week of October 17 – 23
Senior Girl – Kristy Michaud ‘24 played two great games this weekend on our Highlander girls hockey team, winning player of the game in both. She had over 25 shots in both games, stopping multiple breakaways and odd-man rushes. She stood on her head in our last game at the showcase, which led us to the lead and to be able to come out on top!
Senior Boy – Junsu Kwak ‘25 attended our first league play in Canada for the North American Prep Hockey League (NAPHL) for our Highlander boys hockey team, and he scored an impressive 12 points in four games. He is the points leader after the first weekend in the NAPHL, and he finished the weekend by being interviewed by the league president. Not only did he put up numbers on the ice, but Junsu led by example giving 100% effort in each of the games, and he kept a positive attitude throughout the weekend. Not once did we not see a smile on Junsu’s face.
Junior Boy – Jacob Edgecombe ’27 played a key role as goalkeeper on the winning Highlander junior soccer team at the Summit Indoor Tournament. His enthusiasm was contagious and appreciated. He then took on the same role with development hockey, donning the pads and allowing the team to compete at the ACIS championship.
Junior Girl – Elynn Klein ‘28 is small, but she is a dynamo. She helped our team win the Summit Indoor Soccer Tournament with skills and passion. She is tough and engaged in every play. She will now turn her attention to basketball.
For the Week of October 24 – 30
Senior Girl – Rendi Ashley ’24 played on the Highlander senior girls soccer team in a valiant playoff loss, but she was the best midfield player from both teams. Her work ethic throughout the game and her technical finesse and skills were evident throughout the game. A highlight of the game was when Rendi, late in the game, effortlessly dribbled through three opposing players in a congested midfield to create a scoring chance and, when the final whistle was pending, she slotted an accurate shot past the goalkeeper to give KES our only goal. Rendi has played this way throughout the entire season and right up to the last minute of the last game, she showed her Highlander spirit. Great work, Rendi!
Senior Boy – Westin Endres ‘26 attended our Highlander swim team's first competitive event hitting the water for a sprint event with all our athletes making best times. The swimmer who accumulated the most time off his previous best times was Westin! Way to go, Westin!
For the Week of October 31 – November 6
Senior Girl – Emma Powell ’24 has seen great skill development since the beginning of the volleyball season. She was a key player in our games against Bridgetown Regional High School and Avon View High School, where she stepped into a leadership position on and off the court. Despite having low numbers on the bench, her positive energy and encouragement did not waver. She was willing to play new positions on the court and found her rhythm while making powerful attacks on our opposition. Her commitment and positivity were integral to the team’s morale and game play. Well done, Emma!
Director of Athletics
Senior School Faculty