Brandon has attended French Immersion at Laity View Elementary since kindergarten. Around the school, he helps out in many different ways, including: assisting the PE teacher with gym equipment (he can lift heavy things!), emceeing for the school assemblies, worksing as a peer-tutor for younger French Immersion students, and volunteering as a lunch monitor.
In athletics, Brandon plays on the volleyball team and is involved in track and field as a shot-putter. In Brandon’s own words, he helps out whenever and however he can!
In the community, Brandon volunteers weekly at a local recreation centre and helps to organize events. One of the events that he participates in is the T.A.G group (Teens Against Graffiti), who spend their time cleaning up and restoring any property that has been vandalized by graffiti.
He also organizes activities for younger kids and one of the highlights is the yearly Halloween Haunted House. In December, he works with others to coordinate and serve a Christmas Festive Dinner. In addition to these specific activities, Brandon’s group partners with Port Coquilam Arts & Culture to offer cultural activities for younger kids.
Brandon will be attending MRSS at the start of the 2017-18 school year and wants to get involved in student council. He wants to continue volunteering in all aspects of his community. Brandon has great empathy for people – he likes to help and to guide people to be their best.
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.