Bailey Beaulieu

People of Algoma

People of Algoma
"High school was the worst years of my life. Everyone always tells us as we go into high school that we are going to be experiencing the best four years of our life and we should take it all in with open arms."

This was not the case for Bailey Beaulieu, 19, of Echo Bay. This year she finished her first year at Sault College in the Child and Youth Care Program. "Even just one week into college you can 100% feel the difference from high school. College is so much better. When you walk into any high school you instantly feel like you're being judged. In high school people think it's a popularity contest, everyone either being "in the right group" or not. While in College there are so many types of people and everyone embraces that. It's not a contest of who's better than who. Everyone is there for the same reason."

Bailey was adamant on telling me about how college is so much better than she could've ever expected and that she looks forward to the next several years in her program.

"Of course I miss my friends I hung out with in high school and it sucks some days because I just wish I could go to a science class or gym instead of going to the same class day after day, but I honestly can say I never want to walk into a high school again."

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Emilya graduated from CASS last year and has gone back this year to do a victory lap for her third photography co-op placement. Last year she enjoyed working with Kevanna's Fine Photography and Northern Lens Photography; this year she will be placed with ACE Studios. In 2017 Emilya plans to enroll in a two year digital photography course at Sault College. She owns her own business, Emilya Junor Photography, and specializes in family portraits and special occasion photography. She is passionate about her work and has loved taking photos from a very young age.  Emilya was chosen to design and photograph the 2017 calendar for the Down Syndrome Society of Sault Ste. Marie.