Congratulations to Niagara Academy Alumna, Alina Klochkova, who graduated Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics and Economics
Luiz Pereira, from Niagara Academy’s 2009 graduating class, has just joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force.
Niagara Academy alumnus, Hans Hach, won the USA F19 $10,000 Futures in Buffalo, NY doubles event with partner Kaichi Uchida from Japan, June 19, 2016. They defeated Fathi Gosea ( GBR) and Tim Kopinski (USA) 6-2, 6-3. Congratulations, Hans! Two weeks later, Hans won the clay court ITF Futures doubles tournament, with Australian partner, Gavin VanPeperzeel.
Alumnus, Daniel Bednarczyk, has graduated from the Indiana State University. He will now be studying for his Masters degree.
Maja Vujic was given the Sportsmanship award at the University of Minnesota. Maja was part of the Niagara Academy of Tennis for many years.
Guillermo (Billy) Haugen
Niagara Academy alumnus, Guillermo (Billy) Haugen, has now graduated from South Eastern Oklahoma University. Billy who was an outstanding Niagara Academy student-athlete received a scholarship to South Eastern Oklahoma after his graduation here, in 2011.
Dylan Bednarczyk has received a full scholarship to the University of Nebraska. Although we didn’t see Dylan in the classroom, he did many of his high school courses by Independent Study with Niagara Academy teachers. He has sent his thanks to all the staff.
Hans Hach, a Niagara Academy alumnus from 2009, is playing both singles and doubles at the Pan Am games in Toronto. Hans’ current ITF ranking is 578 and his doubles ranking is 238. Good luck, Hans, and enjoy your experience at the Games!
Jose Eduardo Landin, who graduated from Niagara Academy in June, 2014, has been named to the President’s List at Georgia Southern University for his excellence in academics. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. You can read about Landin’s success at meritpages.com.
An update from Dylan:
After graduating from NAT in 2009, I enrolled in McMaster University, where I completed my Bachelors degree in Human Geography and Urban Planning in 2013. From there, I completed a Masters in the same field at the University of Toronto, and as of September 2014, I am working towards my PhD. My research looks at the intersections of housing, finance, and immigration policy, as they relate to questions of social justice. I am particularly interested in how we can reform the way (current) markets work to ensure quality housing for all, and especially for racialized and low-income immigrants. The independent thinking, time management, and perseverance I developed as a student-athlete at Niagara Academy has directly impacted my performance in academics. Without question, Niagara Academy was the single most important and foundational time in my life, and the kindness and quality of character you will find there — among coaches, teachers, and friends — is second to none
I work for the Information Technology services of St. Bonaventure University, located near Olean, NY, in the states. I hold the position of Applications Developer / Information Security Specialist. The job has two parts as the name implies. As a dev, I write software for the university, work with all information systems on campus, and administer several systems and databases. As info sec, I make sure that all programming practices in the IT are up to current security standards, seek out potential vulnerabilities an adversary might exploit and patch them, develop and maintain info sec plans and policies, among other things.
Jose Esperon, who was at Niagara Academy for the school year 2001-2002, is now an architect in Mexico City.
This was my first year at St.Francis Xavier University and I really enjoyed it. We had great success this past season making it all the way too the Loney Bowl (AUS conference Championship) And on a personally level I had a great season and started every game as a rookie. I had an eventful school year. Made lots of new friends and had a lot of great experiences.
You can see Kyle on his YouTube Video.
Carlos Jimenez, who graduated from Niagara Academy in 2011, has just completed his university degree at Graceland University in Iowa.
I explored Queen’s for a year and played on the football team for the Golden Gaels while studying Physical Education. After I Decided that wasn’t the area of studies for myself, I attempted to switch faculties but did not have the required pre-requisites. So I then moved onto pursue electrical techniques for industrial and commercial settings the following year at Sheridan College. I loved working with electrical theory more so than anything else which prompted me towards engineering. Following this, I became very interested in aviation. The two came together and now, acquiring all the pre-requisites necessary, am planning on serving the military as a transportation pilot while studying engineering at the Royal Military College.
Juan de Dios, who was at Niagara Academy from 1999 to 2002, is currently the head of the radiology department at a clinic in Puebla, Mexico.
After graduating from high school in Venezuela, Sergio Carvajal attended Niagara Academy for the school year, 2009-2010, with the purpose of improving his English and his tennis game. He obtained a scholarship to St. Francis University in Pennsylvania the following year and graduated this spring.
Maria Fernanda Garcia has been chosen MVP at Wingate University. She started at Wingate on a tennis scholarship in September, 2014. To see her picture on the Wingate Athletic website, click Maria Fernanda.
Former Niagara Academy student-athlete, Daniel Bednarczyk (on the left in the photo) received the Sportsman Award for the Big 10 Conference. Daniel is on the tennis team at Indiana State University. You can read more about it on the Indiana University Athletic Website.
Niagara Academy Grad, Franco Holguin, is graduating this spring from Cumberland University. Franco is second from the left in this picture
My name is Raina Halabi and I graduated from NAT in June of 2010. After high school, I received a full scholarship to the University of Detroit Mercy where I competed on a Division 1 tennis team. At Detroit I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, in addition to a minor in business administration. Upon graduating from college in May of 2014, I moved to Cambridge, MA to coach tennis at the Tennis Academy at Harvard for four months. I am currently employed by a firm named Fidelity Investments in Toronto. In terms of my future plans, I am hoping to remain with Fidelity Investments for a long and prosperous career. On the personal side, I would love to backpack through Europe this summer!
I’m working at TD as a financial services representative. I graduated last year from York university with an undergrad in finance. I’m currently working towards my CFA (chartered financial analyst. And my plans are to eventually found and manage my own real estate holdings company.
Graduating from Niagara Academy in 2010, I immediately began at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania on the Womens’ Tennis team. After a year and a half at SFU, I decided to move back to Canada and begin my studies at McGill. I am currently in my fourth year of studies at McGill University, working towards a B. Eng in mining engineering. When I graduate, I will be looking to begin a graduate rotational program to gain field experience and earn my professional engineer’s license. Eventually, I wish to obtain my CFA certification and work towards a career in mining investment banking or equity research. I am on my way to achieving my goals through my co-op work this coming summer, as I will be working at CIBC World Markets as a junior associate in mining equity research. My past co-op experience includes interning with a private equity investment firm in Montreal, and a mining recruitment firm in Brisbane, Australia.
Mario Arce inducted into St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame
Mario Arce is considered to be the best tennis player ever to play for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies tennis team. This year he will be inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletics Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Mario!
Niagara Academy alumnus, Jose Eduardo Landin, is enjoying his experience at Georgia Southern University. Landin is pictured here (fourth from the right) with his university tennis team.
Niagara Academy grads, Magdalena Kovinic and Angie Torres, have made a successful doubles team at Cameron University in Oklahoma. The first week of March, they are 8-0 as a doubles team. In addition, Angie was named the Lone Star Conference tennis player of the week by league officials on March 5. You can read more about these players by clicking MAGDALENA KOVINIC and ANGIE TORRES. CAMERON UNIVERSITY AGGIES have posted an article on Magda’s and Angie’s winning play.
Congratulations to Hans Hach in his F1 Futures tournaments! Hans won the F1 Futures singles tournament in Nicaragua and was a finalist in the doubles with partner, Keith-Patrick Crowley.
Niagara Academy’s Hans Hach won the Guatemala F1 Futures Doubles ($10,000) tournament, February 16, with partner Manuel Sanchez. The week before he was a finalist in the $100,00 RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas, February 7. In the first round Hans and his partner Luis Patino defeated well known players Mardy Fish and Mark Knowles.
Niagara Academy alumnus, Gabriel Ruiz, has had his name added to the Honor Roll at Moorhead University. Congratulations, Gabriel!