Ryan Wilkins

Ryan, a grade 11 student, is known as a leader among his peers, with a genuine interest in helping others and making a difference. He is passionate about the charity WAYVE which has become a significant presence in the community and a positive influence on young lives. The issues tackled in the community—bullying, suicide and discrimination, to name but a few—also support the development of strong and knowledgeable leaders. The experience that he has gained, in reaching out to more than 7,000 students in area high schools, volunteering over 100 hours through the course of the year, have taught him to listen to and value the opinions of others with openness and genuineness—and made a positive impact on the entire team.