Pictured above (from left to right): Tru Sheaves, Dallas Pattenden and Iona Secu.
Glenwood is featuring three Grade 7 students from the 2016-17 school year as Leaders of Tomorrow. Although they share each of the following leadership traits, they exemplify the one trait in special ways.
Relational Leadership: Iona Secu has connected with students from varied interests and abilities. She is inclusive of students at all age groups, and has a regular positive and outgoing personality. She has been involved in our Spirit Leadership Group and help often with younger students. She represented Glenwood student voice at the SD 42 Student Forum.
Leading by Example: Dallas Pattenden is held in high regard by all his peers, especially our male students. He is a role model in athletics, academics, and collaboration. He will calmly come into a conflict and help resolve it by supporting those who need support. Although strong and competitive, he is emotions and are in check and keeps the fun of the game in perspective. He is often asked to support younger students in their learning. His role modeling impacts the entire school.
Courageous Leadership: Tru Sheaves has shown courage throughout her years at Glenwood. She expresses her point of view and will continue to do so, advocating for those that may not be able to advocate for themselves. She overcomes obstacles and challenges that life brings, and we see her being an agent of change, challenging the status quo. She has been involved in District Student Advisory Council, monitoring and Spirit Leadership.
Along with other Glenwood students, we feel that all of these students will continue with their leadership through high school and beyond.
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.