Lila Payne is a 2019 Leader of Tomorrow because she is going to change the world one smile at a time.
She has outstanding empathy for everyone at Maple Ridge Elementary and goes out of her way to make sure that everyone she meets is feeling happy and positive.
Lila is an excellent leader and role model for younger students in our school. She is often seen helping younger students on the playground and making sure that everyone is included. She is also a fantastic big buddy and has taken on extra responsibilities such as monitoring classes during recess and lunch as well as reading with students at the end of the day.
Lila can be relied upon to do important tasks around the school. She has emceed several assemblies and has helped to plan fundraisers and events at MRE. There is no doubt that Lila will continue to do amazing work in her community and serve as an inspiration to all who know her.
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.