Camille Mapua is a junior student at Wheeler High School, Center for Advanced Studies Magnet program for Science and Math. Technology is heavily integrated into these areas and the magnet program specializes in several areas including Engineering, Robotics, Medical Biotechnology, Forensics, Advanced Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Camille aspires to be in the medical field of Oncology in the future to serve and nurture cancer patients.
She is an All-A’s student since elementary and a recipient of Murray Barber Award, the highest award that a student can earn in their secondary school She is currently enrolled and finished numerous Advanced Placement subjects in Biology, Calculus and Psychology. With a current GPA of 4.41, she keeps herself busy to excel academically and at the same time does her other passion in life: volunteer work. She started to dedicated her singing skills to church choir in fourth grade and never stopped doing volunteer work since then. She spends her summer time assisting cancer patients at Kennestone Hospital and Friday nights socializing with disabled youths and adults to give their caregivers a break. She visited assisted living site and performed musical numbers with her sisters during special occasions.
Camille is also a talented and gifted musician. Camille has represented her school at Georgia Music Association All-State Chorus for 4 years after passing the strict auditions. She is also a member of the prestigious Atlanta Opera High School Institute and was nominated for 2013 Governor’s Honors Program for Music-Voice category after being selected as an alternate last year.
In addition, she tutored middle school students with their CRCT review and helps her school organizations. Relay for Life (Wheeler Fights Cancer) and Helping Hands (Charity) raise funds to support cancer patients and feeding program.
“If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” is her favorite quote from Mother Theresa of Calcutta. She finds helping people and serving others a very rewarding endeavor. “We, ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” another quote from Mother Theresa that inspires her to help others.