Nelles Selected for U18 Women’s Ontario National Team
Grimsby Secondary’s own Grace Nelles has been selected to be a part of Ontario’s elite U18 women’s hockey team. She will playing for Team Ontario Red as they vie for the National Championship in Winkler, Manitoba from November 5-9, 2019. Nelles, who has been playing hockey for the Stoney Creek Sabres AA for the past several seasons, was thrilled to be chosen for Team Red. Nelles has also been on the radar for the Canadian National U18 team this season. In August, she attended the BFL National Women’s U18 Selection Camp in Calgary, Alberta along with 44 other under 18 hopeful young female players. Although she did not make the series team, she is still being evaluated to determine whether she will represent Canada at the U18 world championships in Slovakia this winter. “It’s a real honour to be chosen for Team Red,” said Nelles. “To be on Team Ontario with girls from all over the province is a really exciting opportunity.”
Grace has verbally committed to Mercyhurst University for the 2020/2021 season. Grace is an honour roll student, serves on student council, athletic council, prefect member, and plays on the school’s field hockey, basketball and hockey teams as well. Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishments, Grace!
Grimsby Secondary School would like to congratulate Maggie Weatherdon on being selected to dance the Prix de Lausanne, an elite international competition for young dancers. Maggie was the only Canadian selected out of 12 candidates, and one of only 51 girls and 377 total candidates selected to participate from around the world.
After the video audition process and her acceptance to the Prix de Lausanne, Maggie will begin preparing one classical variation and one contemporary variation which she will perform in February during the week-long Prix in Montreux, Switzerland.
Maggie has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has pursued ballet full-time since she was 13. Since then she has attended ballet classes and private lessons 6 days a week at Neglia Ballet in Buffalo, New York all while maintaining an honour roll status as a full-time GSS student. In June of 2018 Maggie was selected as one of three Canadians to attend the USAIBC, coined the Olympics of ballet, held every 4 years in Jackson, Mississippi. Maggie spent 4 weeks this past summer at the prestigious San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensive.
Maggie can be seen locally at Shea’s Theatre in Buffalo in Neglia Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.
Congratulations Maggie and good luck at the Prix!