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Kirsten Hammann

Last month, St. Mary Academy - Bay View 6th grader Grace Benson attended a hockey camp in Lake Placid, NY. During that time she and her camp-mates were asked to write an essay on Leadership. The winner of the contest would receive the CAN/AM Camp Scholarship - a free week of hockey camp in either Lake Placid or Niagara Falls, NY. Out of the 150 girls who participated, Grace's essay was chosen as the best!

After winning the essay contest, the director of the CAN/AM Hockey Group wrote a letter to Grace saying, "Your essay reflected all of the values we look for when we award this scholarship. You demonstrate a real motivation and a love of the game, and a willingness to work hard, on and off the ice. Your coaches are lucky to have you on their team."

Congratulations Grace!