William Seesahai was a Grade 6 student at Eric Langton during the 2016/17 school year. He is a student who takes great pride solving problems, he is a student who promotes justice for all, and he is a terrific leader and role model.
One of William’s many strengths is his desire and ability to solve problems. Whether in his community classroom, or on the playground, he is always willing to try and solve problems by using a calm demeanour and his ability to reason with others. The adults and peers around William recognize this quality and they have come to appreciate and rely on his involvement in these matters.
When William involves himself in solving problems between his peers, he is always conscientious of the role justice plays for all parties involved. He understands the needs for consequences for those who break rules and do not adhere to expectations, but he is also a strong proponent of ensuring that both sides of the story are completely told to ensure that any, and all, consequences are truly justified.
William strives to be a tremendous leader in the classroom, school, and Maple Ridge communities. Besides solving problems and promoting justice within the classroom community, he is also one of the students who is regularly relied upon to perform any number of independent, or group, tasks for his teacher because his peers respect his qualities of leadership and responsibility.
Within the school community, he has taken part in the District Student Advisory Council (DSAC) for the past year where he was involved in helping set up the sound system and emcee assemblies, and helping organize any school-wide events that may arise throughout the course of a school year. What’s more, this year he will attend School District 42’s Student Forum where he will join a group of students from across Maple Ridge in sharing their ideas and opinions about the educational system within our district.
When not in school, William is trying to increase his leadership qualities within the local Air Cadet program of Maple Ridge. He would ultimately like to turn his cadet experiences into a career in the Canadian Air Force where he can proudly represent the community of Maple Ridge and, ultimately, Canada.
By being a very fair problem solver and a tremendous leader, William is undoubtedly a terrific role model for children and adults alike. For these reasons, he should be considered 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.