District Highlights

2019 Leaders of Tomorrow: Liam Loughery, PME

Liam Loughery is a Grade 6 student at Pitt Meadows Elementary (2018/19). He is recognized by staff and teachers as a natural leader because of his kind and compassionate nature.

Liam is always looking for ways to include others both in the classroom and around the school. He invites the younger kids to play with the older ones on the playground, serves as a lunchtime monitor and is always looking out for the best interest of everyone around him.

Liam is a member of the District Student Voice and the school Leadership Program and works hard to come up with new ideas to lead, promote school spirit and kindness and fundraise for both school initiatives, such as the new playground and outside charities such as the Food Bank. This past winter his school entrepreneurship team was one of the most successful, which benefitted his group, helped finance a class field trip and also supported a local charity.

Liam is well-rounded individual, excelling academically, artistically (through drama), and athletically. At school Liam participates in volleyball, basketball and track, and outside of school he participates in tennis, golf and hockey, where he has been an alternate captain of his competitive team.

In all aspects of his life, Liam demonstrates strong leadership qualities and always encourages his friends, class and teammates to do their best. Liam has high ambitions for his future in athletics and academics. He hopes to eventually get a business degree, possibly followed by a law degree, and to use his knowledge and skills to help people.


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.

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