Michelle D.

F.W. Johnson Collegiate

My name is Michelle Desjarlais. I moved at the start of high school from a small town to Regina; it was a
scary but ultimately exciting opportunity. During my time at F.W. Johnson Collegiate, I’ve been fortunate
enough to be involved in athletics and extracurricular activities. I’m thankful for the experiences I’ve had
and for all of the amazing people I’ve met along the way.
Volleyball was the largest part of my high school career, and I was team captain in both Grades 10 and
12. I was also heavily involved with Orange Shirt Day as residential schools are a topic I am significantly
passionate about and this was an opportunity for me to spread awareness on the issue. Academics are
exceptionally important to me and through AP classes at Johnson, I am not only challenged but am
surrounded by like-minded people who have a love for education like me, and I have made friendships I
may not have made otherwise.
In the fall, I hope to attend the University of Calgary aiming to earn a Bachelor of Health Sciences
through the Faculty of Medicine. Afterwards, I hope to write the MCAT and go to medical school,
eventually specializing in obstetrics. I look forward to the future and am excited to pursue a career I am
genuinely passionate about that will allow me to help others.
A big thank you to my teacher, Ms. Danyluk, an amazing, intelligent, caring person who has continuously
helped me succeed during my time at F.W. Johnson.