Tuesday afternoon brought on a bittersweet moment as the Royal Arcanum was handed out for the final time. "The people that run the Royal Arcanum are very heartbroken." said Pete Cusumano, liaison between the international life insurance company and WECSSAA. "To them it's heartbreaking news the charter got pulled."
WECSSAA is now looking for someone to come in and fill the void moving forward. In the meantime Tuesday was a moment of celebration for the four final recipients of the Royal Arcanum Award.
Winning small school honours was Lily Mulder of North Star High School in Amherstburg and Ciaran O'Connor of Lajeunesse. Leah Tate of Holy Names and Villanova's Kalman Chyz were big school recipients.
"These are phenomenal kids and I know their marks. Their marks are all A-plus students." Cusumano said.
Hear from each recipient in the video below.
Ciaran O'Connor, Lajeunesse:
Sports – Basketball Tier 1, Hockey Tier 1, Volleyball Tier 1, Soccer Tier 2, Track and Field
WECSSAA Championships – 1A Basketball Champions, 1A Soccer Champions, 1A Volleyball Champions, Track and Field Triple Jump 8th
SWOSSAA Championships – 1A Basketball Champions, 1A Soccer Champions, 1A Volleyball Finalist
OFSAA Championships – Basketball Gold, Soccer Silver
Individual WECSSAA Awards – Tier 2 League MVP, 1st team all-star
School Awards – Soccer MVP, Volleyball MVP, Male Athlete of the Year
Kalman Chyz, Villanova
Sports – Badminton, Baseball Tier 1, Hockey Tier 1, Track and Field, Volleyball Tier 1
WECSSAA Championships – Badminton County 1st , Baseball Tier 1, Hockey Tier 1, Track and Field – Javelin 1st
SWOSSAA Championships – Baseball Tier 1, Hockey Tier 1, Track and Field – Javelin 1st
OFSAA Championships – Regionals – Baseball Champions, Track and Field – Javelin 1st OFSAA - Baseball Silver Medal, Track and Field – Javelin Gold Medal
School Awards – Track and Field MVP, Male Athlete of the Year
Lily Mulder, North Star
Sports - Basketball - Tier 2, Slo-Pitch, Track and Field, Volleyball - Tier 1
WECSSAA Championships – 2A Basketball finalist, Track and Field 100m 2nd, 200m 3rd, 2A Volleyball Champions
SWOSSAA Championships - Track and Field 100m 2nd, 200m 2nd, 2A Volleyball Champions
OFSAA Championships – Regionals Track and Field 100m 4th , 200m 5th, OFSAA 100m 16th , 2A Volleyball 4th Antique Bronze
Individual WECSSAA Awards - Tier 2 Basketball League MVP, 1st team all-star, Slo-Pitch 1st team all-star
School Awards - MVP Basketball, MVP Slo-Pitch, MVP Track and Field, Female Athlete of the Year
Leah Tate, Holy Names
Sports – Basketball – Tier 1, Soccer – Tier 1
WECSSAA Championships – 3A Basketball Champions, 3A Soccer Champions
SWOSSAA Championships – 3A Basketball Champions, 3A Soccer Champions
OFSAA Championships – 3A – Soccer Gold, Basketball Silver
Individual WECSSAA Awards – Tier 1 Basketball Co-League MVP, 1st team all-star, Tier 1 Soccer league MVP, 1st team all-star,
School Awards – Basketball MVP, Soccer MVP, Female Athlete of the Year