Gabe Liosis has left a legacy to Maple Ridge Secondary through his vision, inspiration, and integrity as a leader.
His strengths in leadership surfaced early when, in Grade 9, he became involved in the redesign of the MRSS Student Council. Gabe’s foresight produced an all-inclusive assembly which encourages membership based upon willingness to serve the school community.
He reconfigured the council into two branches. As Chief Coordinator, Gabe not only directed the executive council, but also helped lead a general council with membership in excess of 75 people. Over the past four years, Gabe’s energy has driven the evolution of the MRSS Student Council into a palpable force which serves to engage the student body in a sense of community.
Gabe also designed an entirely new school committee, which works to establish communication and coordination between all clubs and teams in the school. Earlier this year, Gabe coordinated a respectful student protest empowering student voices. It is important to Gabe that every student who wants to be a leader in the school always has the opportunity.
Gabe has further applied his leadership skills within the Marketing 12 program where he spearheaded a new business and single handedly managed it into a revenue-generating student-run business. As a graduate, Gabe has been an active member of grad committee, and he has furthermore been selected as co-valedictorian with Grace Choi. Gabe’s strong leadership and academic excellence led to early acceptance at SFU next year, where he is planning on majoring in French and pursuing a future in politics. He hopes to immerse himself into the SFU culture with the passion and drive for which he already well known.
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.