Sunday, May 28, 2017

Daniel Richard Receives Raymond L. Legere Award for Involvement in Athletics

Grade 11 student Daniel Richard
Grade 11 student Daniel Richard, has been awarded the Raymond L. Legere award for his sportsmanship abilities and participation in soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

The New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association recently held its 12th Annual Sportsmanship Awards Banquet at St. Thomas in Fredericton, where Richard was honoured with the award.

He agreed to answer some questions about his pursuit of athletics and his thoughts on the importance of extracurricular participation:

How important is it for you to compete and participate in sports?
I think it's pretty important, because it's what I do for fun. I've made a lot of new friends from it, especially from other schools, and I've become better friends with other people here.

With participating in so many extracurricular activities, do you find it difficult to balance everything? Such as academics, sports, and your personal life.
Daniel Richard during a soccer game against
Digby Regional High School
It's definitely really difficult, especially trying to finish homework, but it's also worth it. It's a good way to relax and unwind after a day of school or doing homework.

Do you want to continue to pursue sports after high school? Why? If so, which sports?
Yes, I would like to try and continue to take part in sports, mainly playing basketball at St. Thomas University and later become a gym teacher.

What are some positive impacts sports have had on your life?
One way is that it gives me a good way to spend my free time, because most nights I wouldn't have a lot to do without practices.

Why would you recommend others to take part in sports and other extracurricular activities?
Yeah, I think it's important for people to try and get involved with everything they can.

Article by Veronica Pond and Paulina Sturgeon