My Name is Merah Gasmo, and I am a proud Campbell Tartan. I am involved in my school in just about every way possible, which keeps me very busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. To me, school is more than just going to class, doing the work and going home. The way I express myself comes partly from my academics, but mostly from what I am involved in.
From Reconciliation Committee to Best Buddies and Me to We, and every single band possible, all of these clubs and groups are the things that make me who I am. The most influential group I have been a part of, however, is the Reconciliation Committee and it is because of this group, that I wanted to take my photos at the First Nations University. I am not Indigenous; however, being an ally and advocate for Indigenous issues has become my greatest passion throughout my high school journey. Most of my work and projects in high school have been focused on reconciliation and that is what I want to continue to focus on outside of high school.
Outside of being a student, I am the proudest big “Sissy” to four younger siblings who are the absolute light of my life. I work hard to be a positive and strong role model for them. By no means do I expect them to become as involved as I am, but I want them to know it’s all possible.
Although my future is unclear, I am excited to see where it takes me, and I am grateful for every opportunity I have had along the way in my high school career.