District Highlights

2018 Leaders of Tomorrow: Julian Bodner – Garibaldi Secondary School

A Grade 10 student during the 2017-18 school year, Julian is an experienced student leader who inspires his peers.

He is active in leadership roles, athletics and music while maintaining excellent grades. During his three years at Garibaldi Secondary School, he has repeatedly demonstrated effective communication and leadership skills. As evidenced by his success as a student, judo athlete and musician, Julian enjoys and is experienced at working under the direction of instructors and teachers.

Most importantly, Julian is a student of integrity and character who not only has high academic marks but also received straight Gs (Good) for Work Habit from his teachers, demonstrating that he is a responsible and contributing member of his classes and the school.

Academically, Julian is currently enrolled in all honours courses, including Grade 11 physics, despite being in only Grade 10. Julian is taking all honours courses in preparation for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP), which begins in his Grade 11 year. Julian is involved in many clubs and activities. He is a student aide who works with Grade 8 students supporting their learning and has accumulated 50-plus hours of community service hours helping youth working to improve their musical skills.

Julian has a love for travelling as well as a wide range of interests from politics to sports to coding. He is an accomplished musician and athlete and has basic first aid. Julian is a true Leader of Tomorrow!


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 2017/18 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 2018 Leaders of 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.