The Hockey PEI Board of Directors respects the hard work and dedication it takes to balance both school and hockey; to excel at both takes real discipline and determination. In appreciation of this, Hockey PEI provides a Scholastic Award to a deserving member entering university/college in the ensuing year, who has, in the opinion of the Association, displayed a high degree of tenacity and dedication to the game, combined with scholastic excellence.
Hockey PEI Staff | June 24th, 2021
A resident of Kinkora, PEI and daughter of Lisa and Chris McCardle, Shaelynn McCardle was a centerman/right winger for the U18 AAA Mid-Isle Wildcats this past season.
McCardle has a very impressive list of extra-curricular activities, volunteer work and educational achievements at her young age. McCardle has been a volunteer instructor with Hockey PEI’s First Shift Program, Community of Kinkora volunteer, a coach with Volleyball PEI, Kinkora Regional High School Cafeteria Volunteer, graduate executive as Treasurer and guitar player to name a few. While doing all of that on top of being a high-level hockey player, McCardle found the time to be involved with the Women’s Volleyball team, Softball team, the cross-country team, badminton team and golf team at Kinkora high.
Furthermore, McCardle’s honours include the highest average award in grades 8,9,10 and 11 while being named to the honour roll in grades 9, 10 and 11. She received the SfTX Canadian Scholarship and will attend St. Francis Xavier in the fall studying in the field of human kinetics.
Her school averages over the past two years are nothing short of impressive, compiling a 99% average for the 2019-20 school year and an average of 98.5% this past school year.
As someone as successful as McCardle, it would seem that her life is always full of positivity, but like many others, she has dealt with her fair share of personal struggles. Fortunately, hockey has given her that much needed positive outlet and influenced her personal growth by teaching her important life lessons.
As McCardle looks to pursue her post-secondary education, she is now confident in her ability to succeed despite adversity thanks to the 12 years she played in minor hockey. For her, hockey means more than just a game and she is forever grateful for the family she found in her hockey community.