Now you get to learn about our Lisa Brooking Young Woman of the Year nominees, Kayleigh Noble, Olivia Emon and Peyton Nie. Three amazing young women!
KAYLEIGH NOBLE, Twin Lakes Secondary School Kayleigh wants to shoot for the stars. Being a formidable academic and athletic student, achieving Honour Roll with distinction (average over 90%), she will no doubt achieve that. Kayleigh manages her academic and athletic endeavours with a positive energy and spirit. She participates in many extra curricular and volunteer activities with drive and passion. Her volunteer contributions and her passion for helping others are an integral part of who Kayleigh is. She is a Link Crew Leader helping grade nine students manoeuvre high school. She contributes to the Year Book, is a grad wear organizer, raises money for Muscular Dystrophy through boot drives with Barrie Fire, and volunteers with Stamp Out Hunger. Kayleigh also finds time to volunteer with the Great Lakes Canadians baseball team. She runs a charitable thrift business and volunteers with food and toy drives. Kayleigh’s passion for helping others is a huge part of who she is. She feels her personal qualities include being dependable, honest, reliable, hardworking, and trustworthy. She is very goal oriented. Whether the goals she sets are small and achievable or are larger and tougher, whether sports related or academic related, she is bound and determined to reach them. In her words, “baby steps first.” Kayleigh is excited for the future and what it may have in store for her. Playing University volleyball is a dream of Kayleigh’s. She hopes to receive a degree in English and then return home to Orillia to teach. She would love to pass on to students the lessons that she learned from her elementary teachers.
OLIVIA EMON, Patrick Fogarty CSS Olivia is a driven, trustworthy, mature, insightful young woman who has made a tremendous impact on school and community life. She is dedicated to improving the student experience at Patrick Fogarty. She mentors incoming Grade 9 students, served as a peer ministry student in the Student support Resource Centre and on Student Council since Grade 9. She worked on the prom committee, annual Relay for Life, and volunteers during countless school and parish events. She is dedicated to pursing a future in medicine. Her course load is extremely challenging, filled with many math and science courses, all studied at the academic/university level, with a current average of over 96%. Her intellect and dedication is evident in both her written work and classroom discussions. Her community involvement includes being a competitive dancer at Tapps Performing Art Centre since 2007, volunteer dance teacher, and competitive hockey with Orillia Hawkes. She took part in a Leader in Training Program at Youth Leadership Camps Canada in 2019. Recognizing a unique need during the Covid-19 pandemic, Olivia grocery shopped and delivered essentials for residents of Tudhope Manor. She also volunteers at the hospital in both the pediatric department and as a porter. Olivia is a true leader in every sense of the word. Throughout Covid school closures, she organized virtual events and now this year, planned countless insightful events for the student body. She is passionate about helping others. In her future vocation as a doctor, she will no doubt balance her mastery of medicine with compassion and a respect for the dignity of all she serves.
PEYTON NIE, Orillia Secondary School Peyton will be graduating from OSS this year where she has been on the honor roll each year with a 90% + average. Peyton plans on continuing her education at Brock University for their Concurrent Education program majoring in History. Peyton would like to go onto becoming a Secondary School teacher where she can continue to motivate by making a change and a positive impact on her community. While attending OSS, Peyton has been a member of several groups and clubs within the school and community. Within her High School Community these included, Students for Change, Student Council, Link Crew, OSS Swimming, OSS Rowing, Jr. Stage Band, Int. Stage Band, BrazzleDazzle, Jr. Concert Band, Sr, Concert Band, OSS Relay for Life and OSS Badminton. Outside the doors of OSS Peyton was also a member of the Orillia Channel Cats and has since moved onto becoming the captain. She has also been a member of the Orillia Rowing Club and is now their social media coordinator. Peyton has been a recipient of many awards over the years for her contributions to the many clubs and teams she has participated in while attending OSS and they include the Optimism Award in English, Rotary Student of the Month. During her time with the Orillia Channel Cats Peyton has won the Wavemaker Award of Excellence, Award of Merit and the Esprit de Corps. As a member of the Orillia Rowing Club, Peyton won the Judy Gaudauer Memorial Award of Enthusiasm and Volunteerism and Female Rower of the Year.