Fairview is lucky to have an amazing student like Matthew Blackwell, who was a Grade 7 student during the 2015-16 school year.
Matthew has made the most of his time at Fairview, volunteering at the library, in student leadership, and being a peer mentor for younger students.
In the larger community Matthew volunteers at his church, at the local hospital and at summer camps for younger kids. He is well liked by teachers and his peers.
Matthew has also been one of our representatives at District Student Advisory Council and the Student Forum. He loves working with others to help and working in a team environment towards a common goal.
Matthew also plays lacrosse, and his team won provincials last year. Matthew made the travel team for the BC under 13 lacrosse team last summer and traveled to San Diego for an international tournament.
He is heading off to high school in Pitt Meadows. His long-term goal will be to go to university in the USA, either John Hopkins or Stanford (!!!), to pursue a career in civil engineering.
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.