Olivia is a natural leader and truly wants to make a difference. Olivia has represented SRT at many local youth and educational conferences during her five years at SRT. She was also a committee member representing School District No. 42 on educational reform in 2015. Olivia and her team presented to the Ministry of Education in Victoria on changes needed in the education system.
Olivia is on the District Student Advisory Council and worked as a student aide at the district’s Summer Learning Program. At the school level, Olivia received the Junior Leadership Award and the Order of Academic Excellence in Grades 8 and 9. She was our top student in English in Grades 8, 9 and 10, as well as our top student in social studies in Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11. Our annual Spirit Week and Gym Riot is traditionally organized and lead by student council. As chair of that committee, Olivia hosted the Spirit Week assemblies and the Gym Riot many times. Olivia intends to pursue a bachelor of science degree at the University of the Fraser Valley with a long-term plan of becoming a doctor. We wish Olivia all of the best and thank her for her leadership over the last five years at SRT!
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.