If you are ever able to overhear Eugenia’s explanation that quantum theory is “kind of like a beautiful puzzle” and that it puts everyone at a level playing field “because we all know well-near nothing,” you will have a glimpse into the nature of this brilliant and passionate young lady.
She dedicates her time to creating meaningful situations for herself and those around her, and has mastered the coveted skill of creative and collaborative problem solving. Communication skills are Eugenia’s forte, and she has relied on these skills in the past to help other students achieve their goals. Eugenia has also drawn on her love of writing and public speaking to create severable publishable stories.
Eugenia has a genuinely beautiful character. She is ambitious and willing to take risks, and she moves forward with optimism, resilience, and an ability to laugh at herself. Eugenia applies herself in her academic career and strives to set an example for her peers.
As a competitive dancer, Eugenia worked with two crews for about 13.5 hours a week. This was an amazing accomplishment, especially given the fact that Eugenia feels rather than hears the music. Eugenia’s hearing loss has inspired her to work even harder – both in school and outside of it.
Last year, she began MRSS’s Sign Language Club to lead others on the journey to find the power of a silent voice. Eugenia’s initiative to lead her club towards understanding and embracing the world of hearing-impaired individuals is invaluable.
Eugenia’s gracious character has led multiple people to find a niche, to connect themselves, and to feel empowered. She has been a leader for years and will no doubt continue leading into the future.
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.