Updated: Oct 20
This year has definitely been, to say the least, special. I think we can all agree that the coronavirus hit us hard, and it’s crazy to think that it has already been an entire year since the school shut down. The pandemic has undoubtedly affected every one of us; however, I think we can all agree that the graduating students are the most unlucky. What was supposed to be their last “hurrah” before heading off to college has turned into the insurmountable obstacle of tackling COVID guidelines.
At the end of February, the seniors girls basketball team hosted their “Senior Night” to celebrate the graduating seniors – Sara Fraser, Rachael Chete, Stella Guernsey, Liz Mathisen, May Chen, Tiffany Wu – and all of their achievements throughout their high school basketball career.
The event was emotional to say the least. As proud as we are of them, it is heartbreaking to have to let such smart, passionate, and kind people go. It is also extremely unfair that these amazingly talented girls didn’t get a final season. In honour of their contribution to the Collingwood Basketball program, let us recap some of the truly astonishing accomplishments they’ve had over the years.
This group of girls have been unstoppable since the very beginning. In Grade 8, they won their very first high school tournament at the ISA’s. The defending champs became back to back title holders when they won the ISA’s again the following year. Not only did they dominate in the ISA league, they were North Shore District Championships, which qualified them for Provincials. There, they fought hard and brought home 8th place. In their Grade 10 year, they won the Cavs Classic at home and won the Grade 10 Vancouver and District tournament. For their last official season as cavaliers, the girls won 3rd place for both the Senior Cavs Classic tournament and the senior ISA’s. Needless to say, these graduating seniors will leave, having made a huge impact on our school.
Thank you, seniors, for being cavaliers. We wish you the best!