During the 2016-17 school year, Marlowe Evans was a 17-year-old Grade 11 student at Thomas Haney Secondary. She is always supportive of other students, and acts as a role model for a class of Grade 8 PE students that she works with three times a week.
She has also volunteered at Laity View Elementary, teaching French reading, and she tutors pupils from multiple schools in the district.
She has been involved with the school’s Student Council for the past four years and has independently organized school events. Marlowe planned the school’s Student Vote and the THSS All-Candidates Meeting in April. She volunteered with the school’s Winter Formal which raised $1,000 for Crohn’s-Colitis, and the Wakeathon, which raised $2,400 for Covenant House Vancouver.
She is a staple figure in the school’s theatre department, having participated in seven main-stage productions since she came to the school in Grade 8. She also volunteers in the school library, helping people to do research. She writes once a month for the Maple Ridge News and also does the school’s morning announcements.
Marlowe’s first job was with the City of Maple Ridge, as a youth facilitator for the Youth Strategy – a study that helped lay the foundation for new youth initiatives in Maple Ridge, connecting young people to programming in the community.
She encourages students, not only at her school, but around the district, to become involved in youth initiatives and school activities. That’s why Marlowe Evans is a Leader of Tomorrow.
About Leaders of Tomorrow
The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42) has teamed up with the Maple Ridge News to celebrate local students who are making a difference at school and in the community. Elementary and secondary students featured as Leaders of Tomorrow were picked by their principals for making positive achievements in academics, sports, arts and community involvement.
The list is just a sample of outstanding students in the school district selected by their school during the 2016/17 school year – there are many others who were equally deserving of recognition for their exemplary achievements both inside and outside the classroom.
Every Tuesday throughout the school year, SD42 will profile a student selected as one of the 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow.