RIVER HEBERT – River Hebert might be a small school but it has a big heart when it comes to athletic and academic achievement.
“A lot of time we compete against school’s which are three times our size and sometimes we compete against schools with more than 1.500 students,” said Andrew Doucette, teacher at River Hebert High School and, also, the Northumberland Assistant Regional Director for the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation. “Our students just don’t participate, they compete, so I really want to thank our athletes for making our sports enjoyable.”
RHDH has 49 students in Grades 10 to 12, and 25 of those students participate in their eight athletic teams and one academic team.
RHDH is an NSSAF Division 4 school, and student in Grades 10 to 12 who participate in sporting and academic excellence were recognized Tuesday night during their 36th annual awards banquet at the Brookside Curling Club in River Hebert.
About 120 parents, friends and family of the students packed into the curling club for the awards ceremony.
Doucette thanked Jessica White for coordinating the event, and thanked the sponsors, the volunteers and the coaches who helped throughout the school year.
“And soccer tryouts are in 12 weeks, so get ready,” said Doucette with a laugh.
Award recipients include the following:
– STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
Morgan Brine – Senior High School Student of the Year
Sally Belliveau – Junior High School Student of the Year
– ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Daniel Buboire – Senior Male Athlete of the Year
Summer-Joy Upshaw – Senior Female Athlete of the Year
Jarrett Burbine – Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Emily Hoeg – Junior Female Athlete of the Year
– SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Jacqlyn McIver – Joggins Fossil Cliffs Excellence Award
Zach Creese – Jason Edwards Memorial Award
Summer-Joy Upshaw – Patti Brown Memorial Award
Lane Glennie – Chris Dowe Memorial Award
Joanne Buboire – Tanya Proctor Memorial Award
Breanna Cormier – Marie LeBlanc-Damery Memorial Award
Morgan Brine – Betty LeBlanc Memorial Award
Kurtis Langille – Bliss Terrio Memorial Award
Morgan Lucci-Vane – Timmy O’Brien Memorial Award
Connor Hurley – Barry Anderson Award
Taylor Brundage – Jim Morris Memorial Award
Avery Beaton – Award in memory of Cheryl Marie Rhodes
Sally Belliveau – NSSAF Good Sport Award
Emily Hoeg – NSSAF Good Sport Award