District Highlights

2018 Leaders of Tomorrow: Spencer Nakamura – Harry Hooge

Spencer is an exceptional leader at Harry Hooge Elementary. 

He is keenly interested in social justice and international humanitarian efforts, and has been an integral part of the school’s leadership club The Knights 4 Change. 

Spencer has spearheaded a number of initiatives over the past two years, including a battery collection program that ensures that zinc gets properly recycled (and that equivalent amounts of zinc are donated to countries where their youth don’t get enough zinc in their diet), and a campaign to feed the homeless at Anita Place here in Maple Ridge. 

In class, Spencer demonstrates compassion and a mature sense of fairness – often foregoing opportunities so that others can be given a chance to experience them. Constantly inquisitive, kind, and hard-working, Spencer definitely qualifies as a “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 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.

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