Brockville – Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s focus is on building a gender balanced future. The Upper Canada District School Board is proud to recognize this day and to boast the achievements of women within our school district.
Last month we highlighted the accomplishments of Clairese Wilson, a 16-year-old student who will be graduating with her Ontario Secondary School Diploma after just three years of high school. This month, we are shining the light on17-year-old Rachel Campbell of Glengarry District High School (GDHS).
Campbell plays five instruments, has accomplished her diploma in piano and music theory, has won multiple awards for her instruments and has achieved the highest provincial award for classical voice. Additionally, Campbell’s talents carried her to the semi-final round of The Voice Junior when she was 15 years old.
In addition to her multiple musical talents, Campbell is bilingual, a top academic student
at GDHS, is involved in several clubs and aspires to enter the nutrition or medical fields.
“Health nutrition is something I am very interested in. I love to cook and I love to help in
that way,” she says. “Also, I’m considering something on the medical side as a career, I’m very interested in sciences.”
She also says that she’d like to get involved with the national advocacy organization Beyond Boarders, who’s mandate is to advance the rights of children everywhere and free them from sexual abuse and exploitation. “I want to help in places in need,” she explains.
“Rachel’s willingness to seek new opportunities is an example for all students to find their passion and pursue it wholeheartedly,” says Jennifer MacLachlan, Principal at GDHS. “Rachel is a leader in our school and we know that she will go on to do great things in life.”