District Highlights

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Jacob Russell, Blue Mountain

Jacob Russell, a Grade 7 student at Blue Mountain Elementary during the 2015/16 school year, is a thoughtful and kind person. 

Jacob is an individual who leads by example. He was instrumental in organizing a school fundraiser to purchase and plant young trees and plants with the intent of improving our environment.

Jacob’s ability to resolve conflict in a calm manner has earned him repute amongst his peers.

Several of the teaching staff have commented on Jacob’s willingness to always assist others in the school.  He often volunteered with the breakfast program by cleaning the tables and distributing the food.  If there is a task that needs to be completed, Jacob will be amongst the first to volunteer.  He is tenacious and will ensure that that the task is fully completed

Jacob is a terrific role model in that he treats others with respect and dignity. He recognizes when people are in need and is always willing to provide a helping hand. Jacob displays his love for his younger brother, Lucas, by providing guidance and support.

Jacob’s ability to connect with others, his strong moral character and responsible behaviours will ensure he continues to be a leader.



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 2015/16 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 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow.

Leaders Tomorrow

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.