She continued her education at École Sainte-Anne where she played various sports and was captain of the girls’ soccer team during her graduating year. Through those years, she received numerous awards such as: most improved player, and the sportsmanship award. Solange graduated with a scholarship from the Knights of Columbus.
Being involved with community development work, Solange volunteered with multicultural associations, allowing her the opportunity to lead orientation activities for newcomers and youth. Remembering her roots, she was a member of the African Student Union for numerous years, during which she was elected as the Vice President of the Union where she led the organizing team in creating activities for the African community. Solange also enjoyed being a soccer coach with the YMCA for grade 5 and 6 students.
Solange attended St-Thomas University where she received a $6000 ATV Media Scholarship, awarded to a third year student who demonstrated an interest in broadcast journalism. In 2005, she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism and Honours in French.
In 2004, while still university, Solange was invited to enter the pageant world. She saw this as an opportunity to use as a platform to advocate for the most vulnerable children living in the world’s toughest places. That year she was crowned Miss New Brunswick International. This gave her the chance to participate at the Miss Canada pageant. On August 27th 2005, Solange Tuyishime was crowned as Miss Canada International 2006.
Making history, Solange became the first Miss New Brunswick to win Miss Canada and the first black woman to hold such a title amongst all other pageants in the country. With the pageant scholarship, Solange decided to further her education and obtained a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Moncton in May 2008.