During the 2016/17 school year, Sydney Gray was a Grade 7 student at Albion Elementary. She is outgoing, possessing a positive attitude and an upbeat demeanour. Sydney demonstrates a strong work ethic by maintaining a high academic standard and producing top-quality assignments and projects.
A natural leader, Sydney has been selected to represent her school as part of the District Student Advisory Council, and has been a member of the Albion Leadership team for the past two years. As part of the DSAC, she has helped organize events such as the Coins for Kids Drive and collected money and donations for the Food Bank.
Having a “high” jump has benefited Sydney in the District Track & Field competitions where she has earned 2nd and 4th place respectively over the past two years.
To know Sydney is to know her passion for dance. Her feet have not stopped moving since she was two years old and have earned her many awards and scholarships for her talent. She currently dances 16 hours per week and competes in six different dance disciplines including hip hop, jazz, tap and ballet with the Peggy Peat School of Dance.
Sydney volunteers alongside her dad at the Richmond Fire Department for the tree chip program to raise money for the BC Burn Fund and also assists at the BC Burn Camp each year. This past Christmas, Sydney and three of her friends organized, purchased and put together care packages for the local homeless shelter. These packages consisted of mittens, new T-shirts, a little treat, a bag and other nice goodies they felt would be helpful and appreciated.
As high school approaches, Sydney is looking forward to participating in her new school community. She will continue to strive to excel in her courses and be actively involved in their leadership program.
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.