During the 2016-17 school year, Marcus Wong was a Grade 7 French Immersion student at Eric Langton.
He takes part in the leadership committee, organizing events and assemblies at Eric Langton. He acts responsibly and sets a good example in his school environment.
Marcus does his best to keep up his grades, to work on leadership projects and to keep track of his other activities outside the school. This makes him a hard worker and a very organized person, as he needs to divide his time to accomplish as much as possible.
Outside of school, Marcus is an older brother of one sibling, holds a black belt in taekwondo, and is a musician – both solo and part of groups like the MRSS band program and the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra. In orchestras and bands, Marcus plays the viola and baritone. All of these roles require leadership, discipline, and teamwork.
Being a student leader lets Marcus help his school in different ways. He can serve as a positive role model, give his ideas and help with his fellow leaders to implement their ideas. The leadership group works hard to inspire “RESPECT” throughout the school. The most meaningful project involved “the respect tickets,” which recognized students from our school who have been respectful throughout the year.
These are just some reasons why Marcus will definitely make a good 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 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.