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President's Award Given to Lindsay Shupe
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
President Dr. Brian McMillan handouts President's Award to Lindsay Shupe
The President's Award is given to a student who was actively involved in the promotion and building of the Varsity program.
This year's winner is symbolic of achieving balance in the life of a student-athlete. We all know the demands of school, sport, family, friends and life can get to be overwhelming. I want to tell you a story of Lindsay Shupe. Lindsay is from Halifax, Citadel High in fact where she was last year's Athlete of the Year. My first recollection of Lindsay was hearing about this player who is driving her bike to Cornwall to practice every day for soccer. After she would endure her practice she would head back to residence where she was a model tenant and helped to build the life of the building.
Upon completing a grinding soccer schedule Lindsay skipped into the basketball team and continued her high work ethic to gain more and more playing time. This was attested by her Most improved player award she received tonight.
Lindsay Shupe is a gifted student in out Pastry Arts Program here at the Culinary Institute of Holland College where she won first place in the Provincial Pastry Skills Competition. You can see some of her amazing work upstairs.
I have asked Lindsay on many occasions to help with items and she responds with a big smile and an enthusiastic "sure". Can you show your residence room in an hour, can you run to the radio station and record an advertisement, do a tour, we need a picture, etc, etc."Her greatest asset comes from her positive approach to everything!
In recognition of her undying commitment to maximizing her College experience and enriching the experience for all those around her, we award the President's award to Lindsay Shupe.