District Highlights

2019 Leaders of Tomorrow: Addie Nickel, AR

Addie Nickel has excelled as a leader at Alexander Robinson in her Grade 7 year (2018-19).  She is a mature, hard-working, reliable and responsible student. She is kind and helpful and takes the initiative to help out wherever she can. Throughout the year, Addie has participated in and helped to organize an impressive number of activities and events. 

Addie has been a part of the ME to WE club for three years.  She has helped with the planning and organization of a number of ME to WE fundraisers and events over the years, including an intermediate dance, WE Day, clothing drives, bake sales, candy gram sales, the Santa Train to collect items for the local Christmas Hamper society, and the Walk for Water to raise awareness about access to clean water around the world.  Addie enjoys working with ME to WE the most because she has had the opportunity to experience new things and to help the community. 

Addie has a keen eye and interest in photography.  She is a very active member of her school’s Media Club this year, taking photos of the fun and interesting events going on around the school. These photos and videos are then edited together in the monthly assembly slideshows to help showcase wonderful things that are happening around the school. 

Addie is a lunchtime monitor for the primary students, helps with the primary book cart, has participated in her school’s talent show as an emcee, and has taken on a leadership role in helping to organize and run her school’s Horse Club.  She has created presentations to teach others about horses and horseback riding, as well as fun hands-on activities related to her presentations.

Addie has enjoyed participating in Student Voice, SD42’s District Student Advisory Council.  Through this, she has helped to encourage her school to participate in district initiatives, such as Coins for Kids at Christmas and Jersey Day. In addition to taking ballet lessons, Addie spends her free time horseback riding. 

We know that Addie will continue to be an excellent role model and leader as she moves into high school next year.  As she makes that transition and gets a sense of all of the new opportunities available to her, Addie is hoping to continue to work with the ME to WE club, as well as Student Voice.  She is hoping to act as more of a mentor next year and encourage Grade 6/7 students to become more involved in the opportunities and activities that Student Voice offers.

In the future, Addie would like to become a chiropractor.  Alexander Robinson Elementary thanks Addie for her admirable efforts, and wishes her all the best in what can only be a bright and wonderful future! 

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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