District Highlights

2018 Leaders of Tomorrow: Drew Andre – PMSS

Leaders of tomorrow come in different shapes, sizes, and interests. Drew Andre is a very good example of how leaders act and how leaders get involved in their community.

Most know Drew as a top lacrosse player. He has played this very Canadian sport for more than 10 years, and has received many accolades in a relatively short period of time. He was a member of Team BC for box and field Lacrosse in the under-16 category, and is also a member of box lacrosse for Team Canada (under 17). This summer, Drew will participate in a huge junior championship in Ontario, where he will be one of the youngest players. He has been approached by American universities, and hopes to one day get a scholarship to pursue his passion and perhaps become a professional lacrosse player. He is one step closer to realizing his dream after writing his SAT in early May; the results are pending!

Drew is a good student who loves many subjects including physics and math. He is always willing to lend a hand, gets involved at his school, and is a very positive influence on many younger students. Drew is an optimist and understands his role as an older student at PMSS.  He will soon become a LINK leader and incoming Grade 8s will undoubtedly benefit from his friendly demeanour and willingness to help others. Drew is a true altruist.

Finally, Drew is also an important member of the Vancouver Canucks Autism Network. In that role, he helps in any way he can, and coaches young autistic kids in a variety of sports. He really believes that giving back helps all of us in the long run. He is a hard worker who plans to become an entrepreneur. Besides his many accomplishments, Drew will always be remembered for his infectious smile, friendly demeanour, and positive impact on the community.


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 2017/18 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 2018 Leaders of Tomorrow.

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