Kate Campbell

“Hard Work and Raw Speed Help Sprinter Excel,” the local headlines said of Kate Campbell in 1996. After winning silver medals at a provincial championship, the HHSS student competed in the Royal Canadian Legion National Championship in Quebec where she earned a silver medal in the 80m hurdles, a gold medal in 300m hurdles, and a gold medal as part of Ontario’s 4 x 100 relay team. These outstanding achievements reflected her dedication to training in both individual and team events.

Kate excelled in competition, setting regional and COSSA records year after year, some of which still stand today. A highlight was her gold medal win in 1998 at OFSAA in the 300m hurdlesthe first and only gold medal in the history of Hal High. Kate capped off her high school athletic career with gold medals at Kawartha and COSSA. At OFSAA that year, she brought home the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles.

Kate remembers her inaugural year in track and field as an incredible experience because of the high number of participants. “Our early morning track practice sessions before school hold a special place in my heart,” she says. “Tim Davies, Walter Tose, and Paul Morissette were exceptionally supportive coaches.”

Her athletic success was rewarded with several scholarship offers from American universities, but Kate chose to delve into the arts. With the same discipline she gave to sport, she explored music, theatre, dance and film. 

Now, her focus is jumping the hurdles of producing, writing, and directing. Kate returned to Haliburton Highlands Secondary School in recent years for the Haliburton International Film Festival screening of her award-winning short film ‘Boundless.’ This extraordinary story of WWII women pilots has received international acclaim.


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