There is no question in Bailee-Dawn Rowat’s mind – she will be a sports medicine doctor one day.

“When I graduate, I want to specialize in athletic training (like what I’m doing for my school). I want to prevent injuries and help people when they are hurt,” says the 16-year-old W.H. Croxford High School student.

Rowat is the athletic trainer of the school’s basketball and football teams. Although she finds working on the injuries from football exciting, she prefers basketball because it is indoors.

“She is always ready and willing to take the lead in anything that needs to be done,” says Collin Ralko, phys-ed teacher at W.H. Croxford High School.

“If I call upon her for anything, she will do it without complaints, and a smile on her face. She is a Grade 11 student that I can confidently say is prepared to take on the ‘real world’ independently.”

Rowat doesn’t just help people on the field and court, she has also volunteered with Airdrie Food Bank.

“I think it is important for people to volunteer their time to help the organizations in their community to show support in many different ways,” she says.