Fifty eight student athletes were honored at the 34th Annual Denton Hurdle Memorial Awards at Warwick Academy. These awards, honoring the late Denton Hurdle, are used to highlight, recognize and reward the finest Primary, Middle and Senior School Student-Athletes.
This year’s Primary School Girl winner was Legend Stevenson from West End Primary. Stevenson is the Head Girl and house captain at West End Primary. She won the 2019 BSSF Cross Country Championships while also winning the Dash at Dark race. She was the 2018 Primary School Front Street Mile Champion. Legend captained the West End Netball, football and hockey teams. She is also a member of the school choir and recorder group.
Honorable Mention was awarded to Jaeda Grant from Somerset Primary. Arima Turner from Bermuda High School was also awarded an honorable mention.
The Primary School Boy’s award went to Matthew Troake from Somersfield Academy. The prefect was captain of the school football and hockey teams. He was an all-star in football. He plays in the BFA league for Devonshire Colts and in the Bermuda Hockey Federation youth league. He attends boy Scouts and plays the violin and piano.
Honorable mention was awarded to Patrick Dill from Somerset Primary and Ralph Scott from Warwick Academy.
Warwick Academy’s Shayla Cann won the Middle School Girls Division. The all-rounder had a distinguished middle school stay at Warwick Academy. She was crowned 400m and 800m champion at the 2019 BSSF Middle School Track Meet. Cann was crowned the 2019 National champion in cross country. She is an All-Star Netball and Cricket player. She was also in the Principals academic and sports list.
Honorable mention was awarded Amara Richards from Sandys Secondary Middle School. Honorable Mention was also awarded to Alivia Venning from Saltus Grammar School.
Kwame Naylor from Warwick Academy won the Middle School Boys Division. The Under 14 National Rugby captain led Bermuda to a successful tournament in the UK in May. The Principals list first honor student was also captain of the Warwick Academy football and volleyball teams. Naylor was an all-star in rugby and football and captained the 2019 under 13 Kappa Champions, Warwick Archers. Naylor is an accomplished Saxophone player and has attained grade 1 and 2 Royal School of music exams.
Sebastian Kempe from Saltus Grammar School received honorable mention.
Saltus Grammar School’s Ashley Irby was named the Senior School Girls winner. Irby will be attending Elon University in September on a Track and Field scholarship. Ashley met qualifying standards for the last three CARIFTA games and placed 4th in 2018. She has claimed a gold, two silvers and two bronzes in CARIFTA swimming championships and won a silver medal at the CARIFTA Aquathlon. She is also the holder of various national swimming records. The honor roll student is a seven time winner of the front street mile and undefeated in BSSF cross country racing. She was names champion girl at the 2019 Senior School track meet winning 3000m, 1500m and finishing second in the 800m.
Honorable mention went to Ryley Mason from Warwick Academy. Honorable Mention also went to Taylor Hines from Bermuda High School.
The Senior Boy’s award went to Joshua Thorne from Warwick Academy. Thorne was the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Teen Award in Sports. He is the perennial senior school badminton champion having gone undefeated in singles play through senior school. Thorne is also an established swimmer for Sharks swim club and has also been part of the national junior volleyball programme. Thorne will be attending Dalhousie University in the fall after attaining 9 GCSEs while maintaining honors throughout senior school.
Honorable mention was awarded to Mikal Dill.