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Scott Martyn

Book awards a family affair

Natalie Ethier is really following in her mother’s footsteps.

A senior at L’Essor high school, she plans a career in education like her mother, Rachelle Ethier, a teacher at Tecumseh’s Ecole St-Antonie. And like her mother, Natalie Ethier is a recipient of a Human Kinetics Book Award – one of 25 given out Thursday to the outstanding student-athlete graduating from each area high school.

“I have always had a love for sports and I always wanted to teach,” said Ethier, an all-star volleyball, basketball and soccer player who also maintains an A-average in her classes.

Miracle of a trip: kinesiology students tour Olympic venues

Not everyone gets to be an Olympian, but thanks to a trip to Montreal and Lake Placid last week, students in Scott Martyn’s graduate course on “Crises, Politics, and Commercialism in the Modern Olympic Movement,” got to feel like world-class athletes for a couple of days.

“Overall this was an unforgettable experience that provided students with an opportunity to supplement the material learned in class with a unique hands-on experience,” said master’s student Ryan McConnell.