Message from the President
On behalf of the St. Mary Athletic Council, I would like to welcome everyone in the St. Mary’s community back to a new year. I would like to extend an especially warm welcome to the grade 9 students who I know will have a fantastic experience in our school environment. St. Mary’s has always had an exceptionally strong athletic presence in our board, despite having the smallest population. Our athletic success can be credited to great coaches, a fierce competitive nature, and a strong school spirit. We are also known for our sportsmanship and clean conduct on and off the field, court, course, rink or track. It is your duty as students, athletes, and ambassadors of our school to uphold this reputation.
Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Lachlan Perigord, and I am a grade 12 student at St. Mary. I have been a consecutive honour roll student and enjoy all subjects, with maths and sciences being my favourite. I am heavily involved in the athletics program, both as an athlete and behind the scenes serving on SMAC (St. Mary Athletic Council) since grade 9. I have been a member of the cross-country, volleyball, basketball, indoor track, and outdoor track teams, as well as the rowing team (which I joined last year). This year, I have the privilege of serving as president of the Athletic Council.
In previous years, SMAC has played the role of organizing, advertising, and running athletic events, as well as promoting school spirit, rallying the troops, and recognizing athletic excellence amongst our student body. This year, things will inevitably be different. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, school sporting events have been put on hold. With that being said, hopefully sports that can be run with social distancing will proceed. This does not mean that athletics no longer have a place in our school community. As president of the St. Mary Athletic Council it is my goal to keep our athletes working, practicing, getting better and preparing for when this does end. Like all things, these hard times will pass, and when they do, we want to come out stronger than ever.
I sincerely look forward to making the most of the year ahead.