Brooke Rutledge is a born leader. She is a nurturer, teacher and role model to two younger brothers and regularly volunteers to monitor the kindergarten students. She is an enthusiastic member of the WE Team and is actively engaged in fundraising efforts dedicated to empowering underprivileged individuals.
She represents her school well through sportsmanship and always gives her very best effort in team sports, namely volleyball, basketball and ultimate frisbee. She is a top cross-country finisher and encourages all participants as they cross the finish line. She also represents her school in the District Track & Field meet.
For the last two years, Brooke has been a Public Speaking finalist covering important topics such as Self-Confidence (2018) and Social Media (2019). She also selected her “Genius Hour” topic to be Raising Money to Save Cats & Kittens and recently spearheaded a social media campaign to raise money for a local non-profit animal shelter. She was featured by the newspaper and recognized by Katie’s Place for donating a cheque in the amount of $1,310, well in excess of her original $200 goal. She has a strong compassion and love for animals and is currently considering further opportunities to help in a volunteer capacity.
Brooke is also a first degree taekwondo black belt and has been recognized with two Best Student awards and a Junior Leader badge. She is enjoying mentoring lower belts and is currently training hard to compete in the 3rd Annual Korean Consul General Open Championships & Taekwondo Festival.
Brooke is the ultimate combination of grace and grit and she is honoured by the nomination for Leaders 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 2018/19 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 2019 Leaders of Tomorrow.