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Hillary Clinton Makes History As The First Female Presidential Nominee 


Hillary Clinton, First Female Presidential NomineePicture Credit: CNN

As I write this article, my eyes are tearing up with emotion. In this topsy turvy primary election season, to bear witness to such a positive historic moment in American Politics is validation that dreams can come true, even in the face of nightmares. 

Love her or not, no one can deny that Secretary Hillary Clinton worked with passion, determination, unrelenting focus and wicked intelligence in an effort to finally secure the Presidential nomination for the Democratic Party. She is the first woman in American history to do so. 

I will give you a moment to let this sink in. To allow you to understand what a monumental feat this is. 

Because, this is a moment in time which should resonate with everyone, a story that you can celebrate now and in the future with family members and friends. 

It’s history!  History at its best and most memorable. 

And how wonderful that Senator Bernie Sanders, her dogged, passionate and determined Democratic opponent during the Primaries, graciously and emotionally nominated Hillary Clinton as the official Democratic Presidential Nominee. By doing so, he solidified the unity of the Democratic Party in a significant way.  This bodes well for success once the Presidential election gets underway after the close of the DNC Convention on Thursday. 

 Congratulations Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on justifiably and deservedly securing this historic honor. And, to Senator Bernie Sanders, your fighting spirit and passionate determination has forever changed the look and the focus of the Democratic Party in ways that speak to all of us.  Bravo to both. Bravo!  

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

2 Responses to “Hillary Clinton Makes History As The First Female Presidential Nominee ”

  1. Thanks, MCL, for such a thoughtful article!

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  2. Wonderful comments. Very historic moment indeed!!!! Now we need to make sure she wins the election.

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