SCCHS concludes another banner year with awards banquet

Scott Joseph, Aleah Nickel, Amanda Thoreson, and Grady Rogers (pictured L-R) captured the major awards at the SCCHS Athletic Awards on June 18. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Swift Current Comprehensive High School celebrated another outstanding athletic school year with their annual awards banquet.

A pair of decorated athletes took home the top awards at Aleah Nickel and Scott Joseph were named the Outstanding Female and Male Graduating Athletes.

Nickel won provincial medals in three different sports, including back-to-back provincial titles in wrestling.


Nickel won provincial wrestling bronze in grade nine, improved to silver the following year, and then concluded her high school career with gold in 2018 and 2019.

Nickel also won three provincial medals in soccer. She won bronze in 2015 and 2016 and held the Ardens will silver in Estevan in 2017.

Nickel also collected two medals in track in field, highlighted by a provincial title earlier this month in Senior Girls Quadathlon at Provincials in Moose Jaw. She won bronze in the 4×100 Metre Relay in grade nine

Joseph will go down as one of the top track and field athletes to ever compete for the Colts. He won a total of 11 provincial medals on the track during his three seasons in red and blue.


Joseph capped his SCCHS career with five medals and a Senior Boys aggregate title in Moose Jaw at SHSAA Provincials.

He won gold in the Triple Jump, 200 Metres, and 4×100 Metre Relay. Joseph also won silver in the 100 Metre Dash and bronze in the Long Jump.

In grade 11, Joseph won four medals, including gold in the 100 Metres, and the Triple Jump.  He also won silver in the 4×100 Metres and was third in the 200 Metres.

Joseph opened his Colts career with gold in the Long Jump and silver in the 100 Metres in grade 10.

He also starred for the Colts soccer and basketball teams during his three years in Swift Current.

The complete list of award winners were as follows:

The TED awards are presented to those athletes who exemplified the SCCHS Athletics core values of Teamwork, Effort, and Dedication

Fall Sports:

X-Country – Reuben Kuzma, Jenna St. Jacques

Football – Dawson Abbott

Golf – Ethan Fizell

Colts Soccer – Jaedyn Carefoot

Ardens Soccer – Allison Wall

Gr 9 Colts Volleyball – Ben Patenaude

Gr 9 Ardens Volleyball – Taylor LaRocque                               

Jr Colts Volleyball – Griffin Duncalfe

Jr Ardens Volleyball – Mackenzie McIntyre

Sr Colts Volleyball – Brett Theise

Sr Ardens Volleyball – Mackenzie Veason.

Winter Sports:

Gr 9 Colts Basketball – Josh Laroya

Gr 9 Ardens Basketball – Marivic Gonzales

Jr Colts Basketball – Ethan Murdoch

Jr Ardens Basketball – Kea Frase

Sr Colts Basketball – Jesse Patzer

Sr Ardens Basketball – Danika Messer

Curling – Grady Rogers, Kassidy Painchaud

Wrestling – Elijah Harden, Carlie McGregor

Spring Sports:

Unified Basketball – Rahimay Priebe

Badminton – Grady Rogers, Hillary Lacelle

Track & Field – Scott Joseph, Kalea Sauder.

Minor Athletic Award is awarded to a student who accumulates 75 to 149 athletic points.

Grade 12: Brett Theise, Theo Schlamp, Henry Rempel, Hayden Linsley, Kolby Duclos, Michael Orthner, Scott Joseph, Colt Cornelson, Brielle Wall, Krista Therrien.     

Grade 11: Noah James, Amber Hansen, Kassidy Painchaud, Clay Thierman, Hannah Klassen, Jannae Carlson, Matthew Epp, MJ Anderson, Kyle Krause, Aussie Wiebe, Ilyssa Dyck, Ethan Kurtz, Noah Steinley, Brooklyn Choo-Foo, Jenna Sabine.

Grade 10: Rhett Vavra, Zander Rommelaere, Elijah Harden, Shane Friesen, Khalil Fakhar, Keegan Dudley, Aiden Muri, Dilan Vargas, Luke Nelson.

The Major Athletic Award is awarded to an athlete who accumulates 150 to 224 athletic points.

MacKenzie Veason (150 points), George Unger (150 points), Kayden Dudley (150 points), Reese Klein (157 points), Grady Rogers (165 points), Madison Mortensen (165 points), Theo Lautsch (178 points), Parker Bloom (185 points),Amanda Thoreson (189 points).

The Honour Athletic Award is presented to an athlete who accumulates 225 or more points during their high school career.

Aleah Nickel (230 points).

SWAC Outstanding Male Coach of the Year Award – Mr. Marchand

SWAC Outstanding Officials Award – Mr. Schlamp.

The Athletic Leadership Award is presented to an athlete who demonstrates a high level of dedication, consistently puts forth outstanding energy, effort, and improvement, represents themself with dignity, grace, and humility, and has a high level of sportsmanship.

Female Leadership Award – Amanda Thoreson

Male Leadership Award – Grady Rogers.

The Outstanding Graduating Athlete of the Year Award is presented to an athlete who demonstrates a high degree of athletic ability in two or more sports, has excelled in one or more of those activities, and may continue to participate in sport after high school.

Outstanding Female Graduating Athlete of the Year Award – Aleah Nickel

Outstanding Male Graduating Athlete of the Year Award – Scott Joseph

The All-Academic Team recognizes the athlete who maintains an overall average of 90% or higher, participates in two or more sports, and is in grade 10-12.

The Colts All-Academic Team:

Grade 12 – Michael Orthner, Grady Rogers.

Grade 11 – Owen Ljunggren, Noah Steinley, Tim Treen.

Grade 10 – Luke Bloom, Ethan Murdoch, Jesse Patzer, Carson Letkeman.

The Ardens All-Academic Team:

Grade 12 – Vanessa Clothier, Danika Messer, Madison Mortensen, Aleah Nickel, Krista Therrien, Amanda Thoreson, Brielle Wall.

Grade 11 – MJ Anderson, Savannah Banks, Jannae Carlson, Brooklyn Choo-Foo, Taylor Kohls, Jenna Sabine.

Grade 10 – Taylor Dickie, Jenna Olfert.