Meet the five remarkable student-athletes who have earned the prestigious Hockey Equality scholarship. In partnership with the NHLPA, we're empowering BIPOC talent to excel both on the ice and in the classroom, offering elite hockey training and top-notch education. Discover their inspiring journey towards success in our latest blog post.
Blyth Academy is proud to announce its renewed partnership with the prestigious Toronto Football Club (TFC) to provide three talented athletes with full scholarships to attend Blyth Academy. This collaboration aims to support and nurture the educational and athletic aspirations of young players, offering them a unique opportunity to excel both on the field and in the classroom.
Jordan Desai (M.A., ME.d) is committed to the realms of education, inclusivity, and mental health. When she is not at school or grading papers, she can be found in the kitchen trying new recipes, and hanging out with her dog, Biscuit.
Ty Nelson, former student from Blyth Academy Downsview Park for Elite Athletics, was drafted by the Seattle Kraken 68th overall in the 2022 NHL Draft. As part of the Advanced Hockey Program at Blyth Academy Downsview Park from 2016-2020, Ty was able to focus on hockey training and academics, allowing him to exceed in both areas.
If you were to walk into Ms. Zawawi’s classroom at Blyth Academy Downsview Park, you would see a lively and colourful room with tables of students working cooperatively. You would hear a hum of students' voices engaged in active learning and the occasional joke that would diverge the entire class into laughter. In this classroom, you would feel a sense of belonging. Small class sizes allow teachers like Ms. Z to offer a personalized approach to learning and classrooms that create community. Each student has a place and feels heard and seen.
Throughout virtual learning, Blyth Academy Downsview Park for Elite Athletes has organized guest speakers to keep students engaged and motivate to work hard in their academics and athletics. Today, they were joined by Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Eric Lindros, who talked about his career, leadership, and what it takes to reach your goals: “When things are the hardest, you have to shine your brightest.”
I can’t believe we have been in our virtual classrooms for over 2.5 months now! I am sure there have been challenges along the way but I am hopeful that we have been able to provide your child and your family with some structure, engagement and most importantly, fun!