Sunday, April 11, 2021

McCarter captures Jack Parry Award

Ryan Baker and Megan McCarter (Submitted photo)

Wallaceburg District Secondary School (WDSS) student Megan McCarter captured the most prestigious award for student athletes in Chatham-Kent last week.

McCarter was named as the female recipient of the Dr. Jack Parry Award at a ceremony held at UCC in Chatham.

Along with the award, McCarter took home a $1,000 scholarship for her post secondary studies.

The award is based upon academics, athletics and community service, both in the school and in the community.

“Megan is a dedicated student athlete who has left her mark on WDSS,” Janine Day, the health and physical education curriculum leader at the school, told the Sydenham Current.

“She leaves Tartan Athletics with LKSSAA, SWOSSAA championships as well as the first ever OFSAA gold medal for a senior girls basketball team. Megan is involved in all facets of school life and has achieved honors all four years at WDSS.”

McCarter is attending Nipissing University in the fall and she is enrolled in the physical and health education concurrent education program.

She will also be a member of the women’s basketball team.

Day said McCarter is the seventh girl from WDSS to win the Jack Parry Award.

“Pretty impressive,” Day said.

Ryan Baker, from John McGregor Secondary School, was named as the male recipient for the Jack Parry Award.

Here is a list of all the nominees from across Chatham-Kent:


– Rachel Carleton – JMSS

– Nicole Litwin – RDHS

– Reece Cowan – UCC

– Alison Stephens – CKSS

– Jaclyn Cook – TDHS

– Alexa Arbour – ESPC

– Carissa Smith – BDHS

– Julia Verscheure – LKCS

– Erica Bultje – Chatham Christian

– Megan McCarter – WDSS


– Ryan Baker – JMSS

– James Robinson – RDHS

– Kyle Wammers – UCC

– Eric Pettipiece – CKSS

– David Brooks-Taylor – TDHS

– Aiden Lachine – ESPC

– Zack Pepper – BDHS

– Nathan Ellis – LKCS

– Nathan Koomans – Chatham Christian

– Nik Podlacha – WDSS

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