Danika Wilkes is a Grade 7 French Immersion student at École Eric Langton Elementary (2018/19).
Danika values family and friends but is consistently kind to others as well. She is definitely an asset to both her class and school. Danika is a motivated and conscientious learner who works well on her own as well as with others.
Whether in the classroom, the gym, or elsewhere in the school, Danika is willing to lend a hand and can be counted on to do a good job, with a positive attitude. She asks good questions, makes an effort to learn from her mistakes and recognizes the importance of asking for help when needed. She also takes a leadership role in many short-term and long-term class activities. She shares the assigned work in group projects and makes an effort to include others, patiently explaining what someone should do when they are unsure.
She is open to suggestions from others and gently gives feedback to others. Danika loves being a leader and role model to other students in our school every day. She wants to make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of others.
When she and her group-mates earned money from their Young Entrepreneurs project, for example, they chose to donate it to the BC Children’s Hospital. As a member of our school-wide leadership group, DSAC, Danika is also a respected student leader in our school, who appreciates the leadership opportunities offered to her and makes the most of them.
Danika was also a valued member of the basketball team this year, she participates in the Golden Ears Athletics track and field club, she takes dance lessons (acro) and she is active in her church. She is looking forward to the change that going to high school will bring what with there being so many different classrooms and different learning environments.
Danika thinks that one day she might be a crime scene investigator as she cares about justice for people who have had crimes committed against them and she doesn’t want people in jail for things they didn’t do. Danika Wilkes is definitely a leader in both her classroom and school today, and we have every confidence that she has the mindset and skills to be 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.