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Student of the Month for September

September 17, 2019

Student Trustees Jain and Johny with Kayla Kuharski-Baker.jpgThe Student of the Month for September is Kayla Kuharski-Baker, a Grade 12 student at Belle River District High School.

Over the past few years, Kayla has volunteered for an organization that provides     assistance to residents in impoverished countries. She helped with a building project in Costa Rica during the summer of 2016. While she was there, she helped a team of volunteers built barriers around homes to prevent flooding, helped out at the preschool and cleaned up the beach. This past summer Kayla helped build a preschool and a park in the country of Eswatini, Africa (formerly known as Swaziland). She also helped local students with their English.

Kayla is passionate about volunteering to help others and she is able to maintain a high academic average while dedicating much of her time to community service and fundraising. Kayla has held two fundraisers for Type 1 Diabetes which is something very               close to her heart. She has also held a fundraiser for Angelman Syndrome, a condition her niece has. Kayla has volunteered at many events, kids camps, and at the Unemployed Help Center. She just recently applied to help out at the Downtown Mission once a week and she is very excited to start volunteering there.

Congratulations Kayla for being selected by Student Senate as the Student of the Month for September