Kendall Patton has been baton twirling ever since she was three years old.
She wanted to take after her big sister, who also fell in love with the sport, and hasn’t looked back since.
“I really enjoy that it is very challenging,” Kendall says.
“You can never master it; you just keep trying harder skills and it’s never the same! It’s very enjoyable to go to practice, challenge myself and try new things.”
Patton has represented Canada at four international competitions, in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. She won the gold medal at the 2015 World Baton Twirling Federation International Cup with her group, Airdrie Sky High Twirlers.
In the last year, she began coaching youth in the sport with a focus on the importance of teamwork and dedication.
Sacha Patton says she wanted to nominate her daughter because of her commitment to the sport – while working full time and still making time to give back to the community.
“Her involvement in the sport has led her to volunteer for many events in Airdrie, such Rotary Club events, airdrieFEST and others,” says Sacha.
In 2012 Patton’s sister, Taelyr Patton, won the Amazing Airdrie Women Promise Award.