Athlete of the Week
The Powerland Urban High School Athlete of the Week is Gene Acurin of the Garden City Fighting Gophers badminton team.
The 5’9” singles player competed in three tournaments winning the Gimli tournament, 2nd at the Maples tournament and 3rd at Louis Riel tournament. Coach Missy Penner states, “Gene is one of the hardest workers and has taken his game to the next level. He leads by example and is a great role model for the rest of the team. He always gives his best and plays very composed. He has been an absolute pleasure to coach over the years. It is our hope that he comes back to help coach and work with the younger athletes on the team”.
In Grade 12, he maintains a 92% academic average, while also participating in volleyball, basketball, and ultimate.