In Hannah’s mind, FSA “IS” the reason she was a starting defender in her first rookie game with the Ottawa Gee Gees against a Div. 1 team in the US and they won the game 3-1. Hannah is not only a talented player on the field but also excels in all areas of academics. She earned over $50,000 in academic scholarships and awards on completion of high school. At the top of this list of major awards is an all expense paid trip to represent Canada at an International Science Fair in Stockholm, Sweden from Sept. 1-6, 2013. While there, she presented to international judges a water filtration device she researched and designed for use in developing nations. This same research will be published this fall in a national scientific journal. She has also won major awards in Canada over the last 3 years for several other scientific research projects and designs. Hannah is also a youth leader in her community. She founded “Youth Who Care” – a volunteer youth group at her school in grade 10 that has through her years in high school given thousands of hours of volunteer services to her community. She and the group’s 52 youth members have given countless hours to their local food bank, homeless youth, the IWK Health Center, anti-bullying campaigns, Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech, and the Kids Help Line. She has also taken this leadership in high school to her time on the basketball court and soccer field, being team Captain and MVP and receiving the NSSAF Athletic Leadership Award of Excellence, Scholar Athlete of the Year and High School Athlete of the Year. The award, however, that brings the most pride is winning the Queen Elizabeth 2 medal at graduation for Community Leadership and High Academic Standing for all three years of high school. FSA has helped to shape Hannah into the person she is today: well-rounded, strong, ambitious and talented. Wendy and Eduardo are amazing coaches who push you to go beyond what you “think you can do” to a place where “you ARE doing all that you can”. The more you accomplish at FSA the more confidence you have to try things with your club team. This confidence not only makes YOU better but also your team as a whole. In the end it is not an individual that wins championships but what the individual can do for his or her team that helps them win. FSA helps you become that contributor.