May 9, 2019 by  
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2019 Awards Banquet

The New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association held its 14th Annual Sportsmanship Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at St. Thomas University in Rigby Hall in Fredericton.

Twenty-two student athletes (listed below) from the NBIAA’s four conferences received the Raymond Légère Excellence Award. These students have shown outstanding qualities throughout the school year while participating in NBIAA sports.

Raymond Légère Excellence Award Recipients 2019

Northern Conference Winners / Lauréats des prix de la conférence du nord

Class / gender/ genreName / nomSchool / École
A Girls / FillesAlyson NorthrupStanley Consolidated School
A Boys / GarçonsAlexander MacIntoshÉcole Carrefour Beausoleil
AA Girls / FillesGracelyn CondoSugarloaf Senior High School
AA Boys / GarçonsBen MacDonaldBathurst High School
AAA Girls / FillesKassia SchenkelsMiramichi Valley High School
AAA Boys / GarçonsSamuel ChiassonÉcole secondaire Népisiguit

Eastern Conference Winners /  Lauréats des prix de la conférence de l’est

Class / gender/ genreName / nomSchool / École
A Girls / FillesMélanie LandryÉcole Mgr-M.-F.-Richard
A Boys / GarçonsStuart LawsonBelleisle Regional High School
AA Girls / FillesBianca GouletÉcole Clément-Cormier
AA Boys / GarçonsSamuel BourqueÉcole Clément-Cormier
AAA Girls / FillesJanelle BastaracheÉcole Mathieu-Martin
AAA Boys / GarçonsJackson GreenRiverview High School

Southern Conference Winners /  Lauréats des prix de la conférence du sud

Class / gender/ genreName / nomSchool / École
A Girls / Filles  
A Boys / Garçons  
AA Girls / FillesCourtney TaylorSt. Stephen High School
AA Boys / GarçonsShane BrownFundy High School
AAA Girls / FillesJillian BeckHarbour View High School
AAA Boys / GarçonsBen IrvineSimonds High School

Western Conference Winners /  Lauréats des prix de la conférence du nord

Class / gender/ genreName / nomSchool / École
A Girls / FillesTaylor Clark Hartland Community School
A Boys / GarçonsIsaiah Saad Nackawic Senior High School
AA Girls / Filles Emma BurnsÉcole Sainte-Anne
AA Boys / GarçonsBentley ShawWoodstock High School
AAA Girls / FillesTorrie JanesFredericton High School
AAA Boys / GarçonsAdam GallopLeo Hayes High School

The top two, one male and one female, in each school category, received the William S. Ritchie Excellence Award. 

The William S. Ritchie Excellence Award recipients were: (photo from left to right)

A Girls
Taylor Clark – Hartland Community School

AA Girls
Courtney Taylor – St. Stephen High School

AA Boys
Ben MacDonald – Bathurst High School

AAA Boys
Ben Irvine – Simonds High School

A Boys
Stuart Lawson – Belleisle Regional High School

AAA Girls
Kassia Schenkels – Miramichi Valley High School

Emery Johnson Memorial Award 

This award goes to the Most Sportsmanlike Coach of the Year. This award is named after Emery Johnson, the former athletic director of Dalhousie Regional High School and the NBIAA Executive Committee, who passed away in November 2003. 

The Emery Johnson Memorial Award was presented to Julie Hudson from Bonar Law Memorial High School at the 
Sportsmanship Banquet by the NBIAA Vice-President, Rodney Buggie.

Team Sportsmanship of the Year Awards 

In 2014, the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association introduced an annual School Sportsmanship of the Year Awards.  In 2017, the ‘School Award’ was modified to a ‘Team Award’, which aims to recognize a team, whose athletes, coaches and fans promote what sportsmanship is all about in every aspect of high school athletics.

The following teams were honored for their accomplishments at the NBIAA Sportsmanship Banquet:

Northern Conference
École secondaire Népisiguit’s Girls HockeyTeam

Eastern Conference
Sussex Christian School’s Senior Girls Soccer Team

Western Conference
Nackawic Senior High School’s Senior Girls SoccerTeam

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