Everest Academy

2012 S.E.L.F. Awards Winners

Voting Closed May 31 at Noon EST – see Winners Below

Skills Winner – Mr. Joe Scali 

As a former youth champion, Joe is committed to the skills development of youth in all aspects of their lives. He is head coach of the Goulding Park Rangers Minor Midget AA hockey team, and is dedicated to supporting sports organizations in his community. His involvement in youth sports is unparalleled. For over 22 years Mr. Scali has committed his time to helping young hockey players achieve their goals and continually encourages them to lead fit and healthy lifestyles.

Education Winner – Ms. Sara Meerwali

As an Everest Academy Teacher, Sara has shown remarkable leadership skills amongst her colleagues and students. She received her B.Ed, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and strives to inspire her students to excel in all that they do. Sara agrees with Marcus T. Cicero in wondering “What greater or better gift [can be offered] … than to teach and instruct our youth?”

Leadership Winner – Miranda Jollymore Kamal

Miranda is so much more than a boxing coach in Toronto. Described as a role model for youth, a life skills coach and a friend to her athletes. She has introduced non- contact boxing to over 2000 kids aged 6-18 across Ontario. Miranda is using the sport of boxing to build Community Champions and create hope.

Fitness Winner – David Kittner

David is truly dedicated to creating more opportunities for youth participation in sports and fitness. On a weekly basis, David runs programs for youth, is a true advocate for getting youth active in sport and has even co-written a book “The Definitive Guide to Youth Athletic Strength, Conditioning and Performance”.


Click HERE to see the 2011 S.E.L.F. award winners

Everest Academy is Canada’s leading K to 12 S.E.L.F. private school dedicated to the holistic development of high achieving students.
It is based in Thornhill, Ontario in York Region in the greater Toronto Area. Everest Academy is an alternative school founded on the idea that all students can achieve remarkable excellence as scholars, athletes, and people when given the opportunity and resources.