Emilee stands out at our school due to her confident, friendly nature and proactive attitude to social emotional learning.
She is always the first student to volunteer to show new students and adults around our school and goes out of her way to ensure they feel welcomed and comfortable.
Emilee recently volunteered to coordinate our energy challenge awareness month by turning off lights as often as possible as well as creating a bulletin board display of ways to lower our energy use. She believes the trademark of leadership is the ability to serve as a role model, be a friendly face and always be willing to help others.
Emilee strongly believes in equality, kindness, family and friends. In terms of future plans, she would like to enlist in the navy and then do effects make-up or go into law. Her advice to other students includes not being too hard on oneself and not judging other people. “We are all learning,” Emilee says.
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.