Taekwon-Do Achievements

2015  Carleton University – Commerce

January 2015 Barrhaven Independent named Kayla the Glen Dicks 2014 Person of the Year in honour of her World Championship titles while inspiring young people in the community.  See the three page article including the front page of the paper. Click on the following three links.
BHI-0109-001 Front Page

BHI-0109-016  page 16

BHI-0109-017 page 17


John McCrae Secondary School

2013-2014 – Grade 12


Graduated with Honours

Valedictorian for the graduating class

Given The Community Builders Award with a  $500 Bursary

Named Barrhaven’s 2014 “PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD” in memory of Glen Dicks

Member of the Link Crew

Member of the Live it Up Program

Member of the Leadership Crew

Won Gold in 3rd Degree Patterns and Gold in Hyper-weight Sparring at the Taekwon-do Eastern Canadian Championships in Nova Scotia

Won Gold in 3rd Degree Patterns and Gold in Heavy-weight Sparring at the Taekwon-do Canadian National Championships in Regina

Earned a spot on Team Canada to represent Canada at the next World Championships in Italy, May 2015

Started at Carleton University in the Commerce Program

Spoke at 10 schools/teams on goal setting

Gave 3 Taekwon-Do Seminars

Worked part-time at MacDonalds


2012-2013 – Grade 11

Link Crew Leader – responsible for helping grade nine students throughout the year during their first year of high school.  Continue to take training and participate in leadership workshops.  You have to apply and be nominated by the teaching staff to be accepted as a Link Crew Leader.  The program is developed to promote a happier and safer environment for all students.  It is basically a buddy system with an older student.  It helps new students since they have a ‘go-to’ person for any questions.  The program also promotes leadership for the older students and they are given the resources to help the younger students. I think programs like this should incorporated in all schools starting at the elementary level.

Honour Society for maintaining an over 80% average

Outstanding Award for Healthy Active Living

Member of the Link Crew

Member of the Live it Up Program

Member of the Leadership Crew

2011-2012 – Grade 10

Played on the Varsity High School Basketball team Fall 2011

Played for the OSU U16 Force Soccer Team until March 2012.  Decided to stop soccer temporarily to pursue more training for the TKD World Championships 2013 in Spain and more Javelin training with the goal of qualifying for the Junior National Championships, August 2012 in P.E.I.

Passed the 3rd Degree Black Belt for ITF Taekwon-Do, March 2012

Currently coached by  Bill Heikkila for Javelin with the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club

Attended the IIC (International Instructors Couse) in Halifax for Taekwon-Do, October 2011

Won the ‘Ottawa Sports Award’ for Teakwon-Do, January 2012

Interviewed on the Rogers ‘Day Time’ show with my Intructor Mr. LeGrow (January 31, 2012)

May  10th- National Capital High School Classic Track and Field

  • 1st place javelin
  • 1st place discus
  • 1st place shot put

The Ottawa Citizen wrote…

“Kayla Maduk of John McCrae was the meet’s only triple winner as she recorded top finishes in the girls’ junior shot put, 10.59 metres; discus, 28.38 metres; and javelin, 30.82 metres; She won the shot put by 3.26 metres, the discus by 4.93 metres, and the javelin by 6.54 metres.”

May 16th – West Conference Track and Field

  • 1st place Javelin (broke the 2002 meet record)
  • 1st place Shot put
  • 2nd place Discus

May 23rd – National Capital H.S. Championships – Junior Female Champion

  • 1st place – shot put
  • 2nd place – discus
  • 2nd place – javelin

June 1st – Eastern Regionals

  • 1st place – shot put
  • 2nd place – discus (PB)
  • 3rd place – javelin

June – OFSAA – Brockville

  • 3rd place – Javelin
  • 4th place – shot put

 2010-2011Grade 9 – Media Coverage

2011 OFSAA Track and Field – Qualified for Javelin, Discus and Shot Put

  • Placed 3rd in Shot Put
  • Placed 9th in Discus
  • Had a sprained knee and had to eliminate herself from the javelin which is her favourite event.

2011 East Region:

  • 1st- shot put
  • 2nd – javelin
  • 4th- discus

2011 West Conference – Midget Girls Champion

  • 1st – javelin
  • 1st -shot put
  • 1st -discus

2011 N.C.S.S.A.A- Midget Girl Champion

  • 1st- shot put
  • 1st – discus
  • 1st – javelin


  • Spring 2011 – Played on the JMSS Varsity Soccer Team
  • Plays on the OSU OYSL Soccer Team 12 months of the year

Additional Achievements Outside of School

  • Spring 2011 – Attended the Leadership Camp with JMSS- Spring 2011
  • Nominated for High School Athlete of the Week on CTV and interviewed by Caroline Waldo.  Aired on CTV News September 30th, 2010 (See The Interview)
  • Kayla maintained an overall average of 84% while training 30 plus hours a week preparing for the ITF Taekwondo-Do National Championships held in Vancouver in November 2010.  She then qualified to represent Canada at the World Championships held in New Zealand, March 2011.   Kayla won the title of  Junior World Champion for 2nd Degree Patterns in the U18 Division.  She also won the Silver medal for Hyper-Weight Sparring and another Silver medal for Team Power Breaking.  Kayla won more medals for Canada than any other athlete.
  • Attended and was Certified the ITF TKD Judging and Umpiring Certification Seminar.
  • June 2010 – Trained with Grand Master Lan (9th Degree Black Belt) from Germany for one week focusing on all aspects of competing at a World Championships (both the physical and the mental control).
  • August 2010 – Trained with Mr. David Kerr (4 time Sparring World Champion) from Argentina for four days.
  • September 2010 – Trained with Grand Master Morano from Brazil for two days at his seminar in Quebec City.
  • November 2010 – Had sessions with Sports Psychologist Jonathon Lelievre with the National Taekwon-Do Team.
  • Travelled to all the different dojangs in Ontario and Quebec to train with as many other Instructors as possible before the World Championships.
  • Marketed herself and raised enough money to cover all of her costs to compete at Nationals in Vancouver and the World Championships in New Zealand.


Cedarview Middle School – Media Coverage

Grade 8  2009-2010

  • Ontario Principals’ Council – Principal’s Award for Student Leadership
  • Honour Role -Graduated with 86% average
  • Citizenship Award
  • Honorable Mention at the City Wide Science Fair Finals
  • Senior Female Athlete of the Year
  • Athletic Achievement Award
  • MVP soccer, MVP Football and co-MVP Basketball
  • Chosen to play on the National Capital All-Star Classic  Basketball Team
  • School teams included: cross country, football, volleyball, badminton, basketball, soccer, and track & field

Grade 7  2008-2009

  • Brian Lebreton-Holmes Award 2008-2009: named in recognition of a Cedarview student who died tragically in a car accident, presented by Brian’s family to the grade 7 student who demonstrates a positive attitude, good citizenship, and leadership in class, school and community.
  • Consistently maintains at least an 80% overall average.

Grade 6  2007-2008

  • Principal’s Award 2007
  • Junior Athlete of the Year 2007

School Teams at Cedarview Middle School:

  • Volley ball – captain
  • Basketball
  • Football – captain and MVP
  • Track and field – MVP – Broke the Regional School Board record for Ball Throw and won 1st place for Shot- Put.
  • Cross country
  • Badminton
  • Soccer – captain and MVP

City Teams:

Currently plays centre-back for the OSU OYSL Team.  Kayla only started to play soccer in 2008.

Volunteer Coaching:

Coaching is a large part of Taekwon-do when you are a black belt.  Kayla continuously teaches junior belts their patterns and coaches them in sparring.  Kayla will often be completely responsible for teaching classes of up to 35 students of all different belt levels and ages ranging from 5-55 years old.  She has to be able to adjust her class program to whomever  is attending that particular class.  No two classes are ever the same.  Being accommodating, flexible, confident, motivating, respected by peers and knowledgeable in the sport are just some of the qualities that Kayla has acquired over the years.

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