2017/2018 CKSS Athletic Banquet award winners. June 12, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).

CKSS Names Female, Male Athletes Of The Year

Several trophies and awards were handed out at the Chatham-Kent Secondary School’s 2017/2018 Student Athletic Association Athletic Banquet Tuesday night.

Grade 12 student Tye Douma won the Jack St. Dennis Award as the Male Athlete of the Year.

2017/2018 CKSS Athletic Banquet award winners. June 12, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).

2017/2018 CKSS Athletic Banquet award winners (Payton Sabourin and Tye Douma pictured in middle). June 12, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).

“I won it because of dedication towards track and a lot of improvement since last year,” he says. “Like last year, I got to OFSAA as part of a relay team and this year, I made it individually.”

Douma says it was quite a surprise for him.

“Apparently everyone in my family knew about it except for me,” says Douma. “I’m so happy and I’m so thankful for the school for giving me these opportunities.”

Grade 11 student Payton Sabourin was the winner of the Female Athlete of the Year award. She competes in cross country running, soccer, hockey, and track and field.

“It feels pretty good knowing there are a lot of other athletes who could have won it,” she says.

2017/2018 CKSS Athletic Banquet. June 12, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).

2017/2018 CKSS Athletic Banquet. June 12, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).