When Kelly Dalton graduated from CDS in 2008, she felt ready to take on the world. “I was one of those students who did everything,” Kelly explains. “I played on teams, I was in the jazz and concert bands and the choir, I helped backstage with the plays, and I was on Student Council. In Grade 4, I was a recess monitor. I really took it seriously. I thought, ‘I have a responsibility here. I have to look after all these kids.’ I learned that I had a passion for leadership and it really opened my eyes to what was possible for me and the direction I would want to take in life.”
Kelly credits her time at CDS for “becoming 100% myself. It was great being so involved and getting to explore so many different programs and activities at CDS. It really felt like a balanced life. I had a great understanding of who I was and the path I wanted to take in life.”
But that path ended up having many difficult turns.