District Highlights

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Sahara Backeland, Edith McDermott

During the 2015-16 school year, Sahara Backeland was a Grade 7 student at Edith McDermott Elementary. Sahara has been an integral member of our Global Citizens Club and was one of the students who represented our school at We Day. 

Sahara also organized a successful fundraiser for the SPCA. Sahara is a natural leader who is always willing to help in any capacity. In addition to all she does at school Sahara is a competitive gymnast and trains six days a week. 


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.