District Highlights

2018 Leaders of Tomorrow: Jada Southall – Edith McDermott

At school, Jada Southall is a natural leader by example, and is admired and respected by adults, peers, and younger students. 

She is gentle, kind, respectful, accepting and inclusive of all, and embraces the true essence of our school culture. She eagerly volunteers in our school community including monitoring younger students, assisting in the office, being a Big Buddy, being a primary Reading Buddy, and babysitting for PAC events (just to name a few).

Jada has been an integral member of the Student Global Citizen Community for two years, attending WE Day and helping to organize several fundraisers throughout the year. Jada is a very talented athlete and innately leads by example when it comes to teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. Academically, Jada strives for excellence and always makes a concerted effort. She balances her academic demands with her busy extra-curricular endeavours whether it be sports, volunteering or helping out in her community. These attributes, and numerous others, make her an excellent 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.

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