Olivia enjoys helping out and being part of the Whonnock school community. She loves working with younger students as a lunchtime monitor and ABC buddy. Olivia’s volunteerism expands throughout our school with helping with Busy Town, Parent Appreciation Tea, Welcome to Kindergarten, as well as making morning announcements. Olivia has plans to attend university and become an elementary school teacher. Olivia is kind and friendly to everyone and makes sure everyone feels included at school. She helps make our school community a happy place by making everyone smile every day.
Last year, Olivia was part of the District Student Advisory Committee and this year she had the amazing opportunity to go to WE Day. She likes to donate and help out locally and globally. Olivia demonstrated her caring nature by having family and friends donate chickens, rooster, a goat and rabbits through a charity to help children and families in poverty stricken families instead of giving her birthday gifts. Olivia has a “sister and brother” in Ghana and India that have been sponsored by her family. Olivia has a desire to go on a mission trip to these countries and participate in a project helping their community. This year, Olivia has a goal to follow Ghandi’s rule of living simply so others may simply live.
In addition, Olivia has been active in sports on our school’s basketball team as well as playing with Tri-Cities Youth Basketball. Olivia enjoys lyrical dance, yoga, piano, voice and guitar lessons as well as community theatre. She has been with the Cast and Crew Youth Theatre in Whonnock since it started two years ago, by having a lead role in the Big Bad Musical and directing and choreographing one of the numbers for the year-end finale. Olivia has a goal to continue to develop her singing and acting skills. She assists also with props, painting sets, setting up and taking down the theatre area. When Olivia becomes a teacher, she hopes to help run the music and theatre programs. Olivia will accomplish her dreams as she is a determined and focused leader of today and will be a 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 2016/17 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 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow.