Milton’s prestigious award of Youth Athlete of 2021 has been awarded to Ismail Hassan. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Milton in June. Ismail helped

his school win the Halton Regional Championship and a triple-A OFSAA bronze medal in 2020.

Watching videos of his prowess on the basketball court, it is obvious that he is a sure force to reckon with in any game! He appears to have a keen ability to shoot and score! With over 500 hours for volunteering

As a valuable Counsellor in sports and basketball camps, he also worked as a part-time Sports & Recreational Monitor for the Town of Milton. He has been accepted into Wilfred

Laurier in Waterloo for Business Administration, but is planning to stay an extra year and attend Basketball Preparatory School. He has lived in Milton since 2009 when his family moved from Mississauga to settle here. He attended Escarpment View Public School prior to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.

“If there is one thing I can take away after 4 years of high school,” said Ismail, “it is don’t be afraid to take risks. It’s better to live knowing you tried something and failed, rather than not trying at all and having to live with that regret of not taking that chance”

Milton is extremely proud of Ismail and wish him all the very best in his future career.

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