Mason, Spoozak SPECTRA Award Winners

Each graduating year two exceptional student athletes from London-Middlesex are recognized with the Spectra Award, and a $500 bursary.

Spectra stands for Sportsmanship, Participation, Excellence, Character, Teamwork, Respect and Achievement.

This year’s winners are Matt Mason of Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School, and Lily Spoozak of Catholic Central High.

Matt Mason:

OFSAA Cross Country 2019 Senior Boys Champion
5x WOSSAA Champion, 7x TVRA champion between Cross Country and Track and Field
Competed on the school Swim team for 2 years, and the Hocky team for 2 years
Lead London Westerm Track and Field Club to a national championship at the ACXC championships (Athletics Canada Cross Country championships)
Academic Honours throughout all 3 years of high school completed so far
Attending Boston University for Finance/Economics next year

Lily Spoozak:

She is a Grade 12 student at Catholic Central High School. She has been highly involved with athletics at CCH, playing 4 sports at a competitive level each year:

Track and Field
WOSSAA Gold Medalist in Shot Put (11)
WOSSAA Silver Medalist in Discus (11) and Shot Put (9, 10)
WOSSAA Bronze Medals in Discus (10)
TVRA Champion in Shot Put (10, 11) and Discus (11)
9th Place at OFSAA
Track and Field MVP (9, 10, 11)
Badminton
WOSSAA Gold Medalist (10)
WOSSAA Bronze Medalist (11)
Qualification to OFSAA
Female Junior Badminton MVP (10)
Volleyball
WOSSAA Silver Medalist (9, 10, 11)
Jr. Team Captain (10) and Sr. Team Captain (12)
Cross-Country
WOSSAA 2nd Place Team (11) and 3rd Place Team (10)
Other
Junior Athlete of the Year (10)
Intermediate Athlete of the Year (11)
Student Council Minister of Athletics
She has also played on competitively on various teams in her community:

London Western Track and Field
Athletics Ontario U18 Provincial Bronze Medalist in Shot Put
8th Place at Legion Youth Nationals in Discus
1st Place at District A in Discus, 2nd in Shot Put, selected to District A team to compete at Legion Youth Provincials
Finished 2019 Outdoor Season ranked 10th in Canada
Forest City Volleyball Club
4th place at OVA u16 provincial’s division 2
Team caption (2017-2018 season)
Victoria Carter London Dance Ensemble
Level 8 Society of Russian Ballet
Lily is a high-calibre student, with a current overall average of 98.5%. She has finished with the top average in her grade each year, earning the Honour Society Gold Medal (9, 11), and Silver Medal (10). She has won the following subject awards over the last 3 years throughout grades 9, 10, and 11:
Grade 9 Courses: IB Math, IB English, Geography, Religion, and Gym
Grade 10 Courses: IB Math, IB Science
Grade 11 Courses: IB Functions, IB French, Biology, World Religions, Chemistry, and Band
Grade 12 Courses: IB Advanced Functions, IB French, and Physics
She is also part of the International Baccalaureate Programme, and has received the Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Certificate of Distinction.
In addition, Lily has a strong focus on community involvement, and has volunteered in the following roles:
Weekly Reader and Study Assistant to a blind woman studying to be a massage therapist in college
Research assistant to a Medical Resident at St. Joseph’s Family Medical Centre
Teaching STEM to young Girl Guides of Canada
Minor Track and Field Official
Score keeper for CCH boy’s volleyball and girl’s basketball teams
Women Run London and The Colour Run marshals
Organizing food bank for school
Volunteer for the Children’s Museum of London

For a list of all SPECTRA Awards nominees, click here.

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