Conestogo Public School student Aidan McLennan, 10, set a new record at the Knights of Columbus free throw competition last Sunday, sinking 15 of 15 opportunities, perhaps a first in the event’s long history.
“NBA players don’t manage this,” remarked McLennan’s mother Paula Raymond, “We are incredibly proud of him and his school for their success.”
Some 560 students from Conestogo, St. Jacobs, Park Manor Senior, Wellesley, and Riverside public schools and St. Teresa School took part in the competition at Elmira’s Park Manor. Each participant got 15 tries to sink as many baskets as possible.
The first and second-place winners at the council level – the Fr. Hugh McKinnon Council, in this case – were presented with gold and silver medallions. All winners have been invited to represent Council 8192 at the district level competition to be held Jan. 30 at St. David Catholic Secondary School in Waterloo.