District Highlights

2018 Leaders of Tomorrow: Abby Vossenaar – Blue Mountain

Abby is a dedicated student and gymnast who balances school and her passion. Abby started gymnastics at the age of five. A Grade 6 student during the 2017-18 school year, Abby attends school half days, four times a week, and then heads to gymnastics training.

She trains five days a week (approximately 24 hours per week) in order to compete at a high level, on the vault, bars, beam and floor events. She travels nationally and internationally for competitions. Recently, Abby won a silver medal at the Western Canadian Championship in Edmonton. Abby hopes to get a gymnastics scholarship in the future.

Abby also likes to volunteer at the gym.  At school, on her one full day, she has volunteered with the Active Noon Hour program with Grade 3 students. Abby enjoys participating in track and field in her spare time.  Abby’s classroom teacher praises Abby’s ability to exceed in school and gymnastics by being demonstrating excellent self-responsibility and dedication.


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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