“Sometimes things as simple as saying hello to someone can make a huge difference,” says Jacob Erwin, a Grade 7 student at Albion Elementary during 2018/19.
And there is not a day that goes by that you don’t hear Jacob cheerfully greeting a friend or staff member in the hallway at Albion.
He can often be found playing soccer at recess and lunch where he makes a point to include others and goes out of his way to make the younger students feel special by giving them a high-five.
A recent participant in the BC student leadership day in Surrey, Jacob says that he wants to live life to the fullest and take every opportunity he can get to help others.
Helping others has been something he has done all year as part of the Albion leadership group. He attended WE Day and has since participated in numerous events supporting Albion, the surrounding community, and people in need around the world. Participating in WE Scare Hunger and fundraisers for Children’s Hospital and the SPCA have been highlights for Jacob this year and he hopes to continue participating in events like these next year when he attends Thomas Haney Secondary (2019/20).
Hardworking, dedicated, enthusiastic and kind – Jacob is definitely 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 2018/19 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 2019 Leaders of Tomorrow.