A number of years ago, I had the great opportunity to work with an amazing young student-athlete. Jason Buckle was an excellent high school student and an amazing athlete. His sport was wrestling and despite his small size, he competed with the big boys in the city. Through his association with Hamilton Wrestling Club and McMaster Wrestling, Jason excelled as a student, a wrestler and a leader. His drive earned him two OFSAA gold medals in four years of competition. As a teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf, worked with Jason to create a poster for the gymnasium wall commemorating his achievement.
After Mr. Buckle left, another outstanding student athlete was excelling in multiple sports and especially wrestling. Ms. Laura Chechalk dominated high school sports in her final year, on the rugby pitch, on the track and especially the mats, winning OFSAA gold in Wrestling. Again, I had the pleasure of working with her to create a poster celebrating her accomplishment.
The photos have been sitting on my hard drive, waiting for the day that the displays will be prepared. I had hoped not to share the photos until after they were printed. The wait has been too long and we need to celebrate these amazing individuals. Here are the posters: