Vann Thompson is a leader today and is one of the leaders of tomorrow. Over the past few years, Vann has contributed significant time and effort to the Harry Hooge community in various ways. Outside of the classroom, Vann has volunteered countless hours before school, after school and during school for Knights for Change and the ME to WE projects, assisting teachers with technology questions and concerns, mentoring and training peers on the tech systems and setting up all the audio and visual technological equipment for every assembly, Christmas concert and performance for the school.
This year especially (2018-19), Vann has been an invaluable resource with his knowledge of the audio/video equipment at Harry Hooge. He has shown leadership and responsibility by taking charge. All of the assemblies and performances would not have been able to occur without him!
Inside the classroom, Vann has also been a highly valued member of our community. He is our “Tech Support” and all the students, and sometimes even his teacher, go to him for help with questions about how to use the iPad and various apps. He is always willing to put his needs aside to help others. His ability to problem-solve and think outside the box has saved the day countless times. Technical difficulties are a common occurrence in an iPad classroom, and Vann is always eager and willing to help come up with a solution. Despite all the time and effort helping around the school and in the classroom, Vann manages to stay on top of his assignments and meet deadlines in his academic work.
With his calm and respectful personality, the staff at Harry Hooge always look forward to working with him and are incredibly grateful for his positive contributions to the school.
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.