UMEI Hosts 7th Annual Lightning Athletics Banquet

L – R: Sharon Latam, Isabel Neufeld, Mason Fittler, Mr. Darcy Bults, Nathan Ribble, Brayden Horne

UMEI Christian High School hosted its 7th annual Lightning Athletics Banquet on June 7 after a three-year hiatus due to pandemic restrictions.  Athletic Director and Vice Principal Darcy Bults, who hosted and planned the event, was thrilled to be able to once again recognize the athletic achievements of these student-athletes.

“For a small school, we have an outstanding athletics program,” said Bults. “Year after year, I am proud of the determination and leadership these athletes show on the court, and how the players support one another.”

A highlight of the night was the keynote speaker, Mrs. Sydney Friesen, who shared the skills she learned as a student athlete that have served her as an adult.

The most prestigious award of the night was the Lightning Athletics Distinction Award, presented to Mason Fittler, which celebrates athletic and academic achievement.

Many other awards were distributed, including MVP for each sport played and athletes of the year.

Senior Male Athlete of the Year
Nathan Ribble

Senior Female Athlete of the Year
Isabel Neufeld

Junior Male Athlete of the Year
Brayden Horne

Junior Female Athlete of the Year
Sharon Latam

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