Cairo Almarez (No. 1 in blue) was one of the finalists for the Senior Varsity Male Athlete of the Year award presented by the GW Graham athletics department. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)

Cairo Almarez (No. 1 in blue) was one of the finalists for the Senior Varsity Male Athlete of the Year award presented by the GW Graham athletics department. (Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures)

GW Graham celebrates athletic excellence with annual awards

The Grizzlies named finalists and winners in the junior and senior female and male categories

The GW Graham Grizzlies handed out athletics awards this week.

Football star Jaiden Claassen won the Senior Varsity Male Athlete of the Year honour, prevailing in a loaded field that included several members of the GWG provincial championship winning basketball team.

Other finalists included the Twin Towers, Matthias and Zach Klim, along with Clay Kurtz, Jude Hall, Cairo Almarez and Aidan Buchanan.

Sisters Megan and Sydney Owens shared the Senior Varsity Female Athlete of the Year award.

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Other finalists included Kennedy Hall and Mackenzie Campbell.

Jared Hall and Josh Caverly shared the Junior Varsity Male Athlete of the Year award.

Other finalists included Braeden Macdonald, Aiden Henderson, Taylor Adams, Mackenzie Lascelle, Brody Janzen and Bardia Shokhui.

Despite missing a chunk of her season with a hand injury, basketball star Julia Tuchscherer was named the Junior Varsity Female Athlete of the Year winner.

Other finalists included Chloe Dales, Jordan Polesello, Sofia Heinrich, Rida Khan, Aliza Hertzog, Anika Janzen and Paitra Hall.


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