Congratulations to the 2012 Brian Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Recipients

OFSAA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Brian Maxwell Memorial Track Scholarship: Madeline McDonald from Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, who will receive an award in the amount of $5,000.

The recipient of the $1,000 Recognition for Excellence Award is Kaitlyn Pansegrau from Highland Secondary School in Dundas.

The two recipients of this prestigious scholarship were presented with their awards at a luncheon at the Sport Alliance of Ontario building on July 31, which featured family and former teammates of Brian Maxwell.

Brian Maxwell was a successful distance runner, as well as the founder of Power Bar.  This scholarship is awarded each year to two student-athletes who are continuing their post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university.  For more information about Brian Maxwell and the scholarship, visit the scholarship information page.  

Please see below for more information on the scholarship recipients.

Madeline McDonald

Athletic Achievements

OFSAA Performance Highlights

  • Grade 12: 3,000 m, First Place, 9:55
  • Grade 10: 3,000 m, Second Place, 10:17
  • Grade 10: 1,500m, Fourth Place, 4:40
  • Grade 10: Cross country, Sixth Place
  • Coach and captain of cross country and track and field teams, member of the rugby, swim and ski teams, fitness club, Leaside House League Soccer Club, and University of Toronto Track and Field Club

Scholastic Achievements

  • 93% Grade 12 Average
  • Secretary/Treasurer Lawrence Park Athletic Council
  • Concert and Stage Bands (trumpet)
  • Peer Tutor
  • Homework Club Helper
  • Supported and lead various school fundraising activities

Community volunteer service

  • Assistant teacher at Slovenian Language Heritage School
  • Counselor at School Music Camp
  • Fair trade sales at St. Anselms Parish


  • McMaster University Honours Kinesiology Program
Kaitlyn Pansegrau

Athletic Achievements

OFSAA Performance Highlights

  • Grade 12: 1,500 m steeplechase, 15th Place, 5:22
  • Grade 11: 1,500 m steeplechase, 18th Place, 5:35
  • Grade 9 & 10 cross country team placement 11 th each year
  • Highland Female Athlete of the Year Award
  • Coach and mentor to new students on the cross country team
  • Participated in volleyball, water polo, soccer, touch football, ultimate Frisbee


  • 86% Grade 12 Average
  • Member of the Girls Athletic Association

Community volunteer service

  • Recipient of Max & Stella Rotman Humanitarian Award recognizing outstanding student leaders in the community
  • Assistant coach U-11 girls soccer team
  • Hamilton Out of the Cold / Halloween for Hunger
  • Fund raising for Juvenile Diabetes, Colon Cancer


  • McMaster University B.Sc. Kinesiology Program

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