Glengarry high schooler highlighted for International Women’s Day

EASTERN ONTARIO — The Upper Canada District School has focused a spotlight on 17-year-old Rachel Campbell for International Women’s Day.

The Glengarry District High School (GDHS) student was cited March 8 as the UCDSB boasted about “the achievements of women within our school district.”

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.”

The UCDS notes that the attention for Campbell follows last month’s focus on Brockville Collegiate Institute student Clairese Wilson, on track to earn her high school diploma in only three years.

 

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