7S Alumni celebrates Nordic success on world stage
Remi Drolet is one of Canada's new generation of elite cross country skiers and attended 7S so that he could balance learning with life. He now studies Physics at Harvard University and recently anchored an historic silver medal finish by Canada's 4 x 5 km relay team. It was the first time ever that Canada has been on the podium in a relay event at the World Championships. The result came hours after finishing just 10 seconds off the podium in 4th place in the 30 km mass start race.
“Seven Summits Centre for Learning is an incredible opportunity if you take full advantage of it. It has a lot to offer and as an athlete, it worked well for me and allowed me to chase my goals,” says Remi who attended 7S for the final three years of high school, “had a great experience”, received “strong support from teachers” and raced with the Black Jack Nordic team too.
He received the Governor General’s award from SD71 Navigate Nides and chose Harvard university as his next destination, where he continued his athletic development, was named to the Canadian National Ski Team and recently became the third Canadian in the history of the Nordic Junior World Championships to podium.
“During my time at 7S I believe I learned to be more self reliant and to strive for excellence in my work. What worked best for me was the ability to work with my teachers to achieve greater flexibility in the completion of my studies. This allowed me to maintain a high level of academic performance while recovering from a very long-lasting concussion and training to compete in high performance sport,” he adds.