She quickly plunged into basketball, volleyball and badminton at MRHS. In Grade 9 she was Junior Female Athlete of the Year. From Grade 10 thru 12 Carla starred on the Varsity Basketball and Volleyball teams. In addition she took swimming and tennis courses, enabling her to fill her summer months as a Swimming Instructor at Middleton and District Pool and/or as a Tennis Teacher for the Middleton and District Tennis Association. It was at the racquet sports where Carla really excelled!
Beginning tennis at age seven, she naturally gravitated to badminton at MRHS, earning the distinction of Most Valuable Player from Grade 7 thru 12. In 1984 Carla was ranked 2nd in Nova Scotia Badminton for Under 14 Girls and the same year ranked 8th in Nova Scotia Tennis. In 1985 she was ranked 2nd in Nova Scotia Tennis Under 16 Girls. Carla culminated her high school badminton career by winning the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Championship in 1998 over all other schools in the province. In her graduating year of 1998 from MRHS she was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year, and award she so rightly deserved.
Following graduation Carla took her love of sports and academics to the Nova Scotia Teachers College in Truro, graduating with a Major in Physical Education and a Minor in Social Studies. Upon graduation Carla taught with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board until 2000 and with the Calgary Catholic School District to the present.
The Sports Heritage Wall of Fame is honored to welcome Carla Butler as a most deserving inductee.