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Greater Essex County District School Board
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Student of the Month - Jan. 2020

The Student of the Month for January is Emma McDonald, a Grade 11 student at Walkerville Collegiate Institute.

Emma is a hardworking student who has been on Walkerville’s honour roll for the past two years.  She has a keen interest in science was selected to attend a neuroscience program at McGill University’s Summer Academy where she was one of the few Canadians in the class of students from around the world.

Emma has many talents in the arts and has been involved in over 40 community theatre productions.  She was a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre’s Children’s Opera Chorus for three years.  She has won many different vocal, piano and speech arts awards for her work. A student of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Emma achieved honours in her Grade 7 vocal exam.  Most impressively, she had the tremendous honour of singing at Carnegie Hall in New York City last May.

Emma is fully bilingual and is a former W.E. Care for Kids spokesperson. On top of balancing school and many extracurricular activities, Emma has a part time job as a babysitter and dog walker. She has accumulated almost 1,000 volunteer hours in her time at Walkerville Collegiate.

​Congratulations Emma on being selected as Student Senate’s January Student of the Month.