During the 2016-17 school year, Austin Cleaver was a student at Laity View Elementary. He has attended the school since kindergarten.
He has been most helpful at school, participating in the lunch monitoring program, working in a primary classroom as a big buddy and, during the 2016-17 school year, helping to monitor play areas during the icy weather.
In the community, Austin is a second-year Scout and has been involved in the Scout Movement for the past eight years. This year, he has been part of the Scout leadership group and has helped with the sale of Christmas trees and recently worked on planting the gardens at Ridge Meadows Hospital.
Austin has weekly responsibilities to lead a Scout patrol and collaborates to organize activities, such as bottle drives, Christmas Parade cleanup and outdoor activities.
In the future, Austin aspires to become a political leader either at the provincial or national levels. He is also planning to continue his leadership work in Scouts, eventually becoming an adult leader.
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.