Swensson nominees: Michael Pratt (Brookswood)
The recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow, a representative at Prime Minister Harper’s Round Table, and an honourary veteran, are some of the things 16-year-old Michael Pratt has already accomplished.
A Grade 11 Student at Brookswood Secondary, Pratt has made headlines for co-founding the Langley Youth for the Fallen Walk to Remember with his sister at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum to honour the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan.
At school, he is a provincial champion in French public speaking and has maintained at least a 90 per cent average since Grade 8.
Named the male athlete of the year for the three years he has been at Brookswood, Pratt is a red belt in karate who participates in soccer, track, and cross country.
His skill in basketball has seen him named team captain, chosen for all-star teams, and invited to participate with an elite basketball travel team and at the Basketball BC regional training centre.