Meet Bridget. In 2017-18 she was a Grade 7 French Immersion student at Laity View Elementary, where she has attended since kindergarten. She has been participating in Student Leadership for the past two years and is involved in the district Student Voice group this year. Along with other students, she attended WE DAY 2016.
At school, Bridget has been a student lunch-hour monitor since Grade 5 and has been a Big Buddy to many younger students since Grade 4. Along with a couple of her friends, Bridget leads a group of younger students in a Dance Team lunch-hour program in our gym every week.
Her heart is with animals who need help. Last year, Bridget organized a school-wide cupcake sale to benefit the Maple Ridge SPCA and raised $416 for the cause. This year, she is donating the proceeds of her sales at the Entrepreneur Fair to the SPCA as well.
In the community, Bridget is very involved in softball. This year, she took an umpiring clinic and is now umpiring games for younger players. In addition to sports, Bridget participates in the school choir, the band program, dance (ballet and Irish dancing) and is a preferred babysitter for many families.
Next year (2018-19), Bridget will be attending MRSS to continue her studies is French. She is looking forward to remaining involved with Student Voice and the leadership program there. She’s planning on participating in both the band and choir programs as well. Looking forward, Bridget hopes to centre her career around animals, though she’s not totally sure of the path she’ll take.
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.