Camille Legnani is a strong advocate for equity and is currently a senior at Brien McMahon High School. As an IB Diploma Candidate, she recently completed her Extended Essay on how gender disunity was a significant cause of the decline of the Black Panther Party. She has maintained High Honors (earning straight A’s) throughout her high school career, and was awarded FCIAC Exemplary Scholar Athlete Award for her four years on the McMahon varsity volleyball team, including serving as senior captain. Her seven-year commitment to playing club volleyball was rewarded with her making the All-FCIAC Volleyball Team.
Camille holds several leadership roles within Norwalk and her school community. She is currently Co-President of the Junior Rowayton Civic Association. She has also served as a youth chair for the Rowayton Library Annual Father Daughter Ball and volunteered for the Rowayton Youth Basketball Association. Over the years, Camille has also volunteered during her study hall time to tutor students in math.
At McMahon, Camille is Secretary of the Student Government, Vice President of the National Honors Society, President of Serendipity, an environmental activism group, and holds a pivotal role on the leadership team of MSSEE, an equity group that implements action items to create an equitable school environment. MSSEE holds monthly meetings with the NPS Superintendent. On the leadership team for the MSSE, Camille spearheaded a 16-point list of equity initiatives which were added to the Norwalk Public School vision statement. She also currently heads the staff Equity Committee. In addition, Camille is a member of the Fairfield Country Student Equity Coalition, which collaborates with other students in the county to discuss equity issues.
From a very young age, Camille has been very interested in government and history. She has immersed herself in summer college programs that dissect the political process. In the spring of 2020, she interned for Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT). Although this was primarily an internship for college students, Camille earned a spot at the age of 16. Continuing to follow her passion of community service, Camille is currently seeking to become a member of Norwalk’s District E Democratic Town Committee. Camille hopes her enthusiasm for politics will encourage her peers to participate in local DTC meetings, realize that their vote matters and make a difference in their local community and, in turn, on a national level.
Camille is eager to follow her passion for Political Science in college. Her plans beyond college include law school, as she aspires to be a Human Rights attorney.