White Pines held its annual athletic awards banquet at the Trunk Rd. school last week and a number of boys and girls were recognized. In cross-country running, Viktoria Koskenoja was the female most valuable player while Nathan Reiter was the male MVP. In badminton, Jessica Reiter was the female MVP, her brother Nathan was the male MVP and Emily Groot was most dedicated player. In boys basketball, Sheldon Ash was the midget MVP, Dan Swystun was the junior MVP and Adam Carpenter was the senior MVP. Phil Parkinson won the senior team's best defensive player award, while Matt Weimer won the "heart and hustle" award. In junior girls basketball, Courtney Carlucci was the MVP, Jessica Reiter was the best defensive player and Holly Maskell was the most improved player. In senior girls, Amanda Evans was the MVP, Shannon House was the best defensive player and Erica Nethery was the most improved player. In curling, Sarah Wood was the female MVP and Phil Parkinson was the male MVP. In hockey, James Albidone was MVP, Ryan Maunu was rookie-of-the-year, Adam Villeneuve was unsung hero and Brandon Curts won the coaches award. In junior girls volleyball, Courtney Carlucci was MVP and Holly Maskell was rookie-of-the-year. In senior, Amanda Evans was MVP and Katie Healey was most improved player. In track and field, the MVPs were Holly Maskell (midget girls), Michael Sharp (midget boys), Viktoria Koskenoja (junior girls), Tyler Koskenoja (junior boys), Amanda Evans (senior girls) and Nathan Reiter and James Albidone (senior boys.) In junior football, Dan Swystun was MVP, Andrew Premo was lineman of the year, Adam Vallee was rookie of the year and Tyler Makasoff was unsung hero. In senior football, James Albidone was MVP, Nathan Thompson was lineman of the year, Kyle Lansdell was best offensive player and Phil (Field Mouse) Parkinson was best defensive player. Emily Hayman was named female graduating athlete of the year and James Albidone was named male graduating athlete of the year. In honour of retiring teacher/coach Louise Barber, the Louise Barber One Hundred Per Cent Effort Award was also introduced and Katie Healey was named the first winner. The school also recognized Barber by naming the hallway outside the girls' phys. ed. office as Barber Blvd.