Several years ago, Mr. Harkenrider, Canterbury High School Athletic Directory, came up with the idea for an ESPY-like awards ceremony for high school athletics. Within this, he wanted to recognize those character traits that are incorporated as a regular part of the process of what happens to and for athletes, during the normal journey through a season, no matter their skill level or the level of the competition. These traits, such as grit, persistence, and gratitude, have been identified as some of the the best predictors of future success among young people. Out of that, the Cav-E awards were born.
Canterbury Middle School has established two Cav-E awards from the five that the high school use: the Darby Maggard Attitude of Gratitude Award and the Austin Hatch Grit and Persistence Award.
Darby Maggard Attitude of Gratitude Award
The Canterbury Athlete who shows appreciation and is thankful for the opportunities presented. This athlete is kind and respectful of teammates, opponents, officials and coaches, as well as the sporting arena as a whole. Gracious, regardless of the outcome of a game, this athlete maintains a humble disposition while working to be the best he or she possibly can be. The following students were awarded this honor:
Austin Hatch Grit and Persistence Award
The Canterbury Athlete who shows persistence and toughness over time, maintaining a level of work discipline that will lead to success. Exhibiting enthusiasm for every facet of the athletics experience, this athlete displays the resilience to rise up from failures and use them as lessons to grow stronger. The following students were awarded this honor:
Congratulations to all of Canterbury's Middle School Fall Cav-E winners!