During the 2017-18 school year, Peyton was a Grade 7 student at Laity View Elementary, a school she’s attended since kindergarten.
She has been a member of both the school leadership team and the school district Student Voice groups for the past two years. In addition, Peyton participated in WE Day 2017. Other school activities include being a lunch hour monitor for two years as well as acting as a big buddy to many younger students for the past three years. One of Peyton’s many strengths is her ability to see and help friends in need. She is always willing to volunteer as a peer leader.
A well-rounded athlete, Peyton played basketball this year and was a member of the school track team last year (and likely this year too). This year, she had the opportunity to travel to Québec on the school exchange program. A highlight for her was the snowshoeing and skiing activities. She is very much looking forward to the return of her exchange buddy later in June.
Outside of school, Peyton has been active since kindergarten in Showstoppers and has appeared in many shows, her favourite of which is The Lion King. She has played ringette for the past six years and has helped some of the younger players during practice times. When she’s older, Peyton plans on coaching and referring for ringette.
Next year, Peyton will be attending MRSS. She is looking forward to many things – the sign language club, track & field, school leadership and Student Voice, choir and photography club, among others. After high school, Peyton plans on attending either college or university and hopes to study education, as she wants to be an elementary or middle school teacher. Her other plans include travel, as she would love to visit India as well as family in Australia.
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.