Pierre Sylvain knows all about taking the lead, on and off the track. He's a great runner, yet he is much more than that, and the Empower Leadership Club has chosen him as the February Leader of the Month.
Here's what the club had to say about Sylvain, at right in photo:
"You don't really need to spend more than a few minutes with Pierre to know the kind of person he is: sincere, passionate, hard-working, dependable, caring ... the list goes on and on.
"Pierre is an active member of the Xavier community, running for the cross country team and both the indoor and outdoor track teams. He is also a member of the Senior Empower Leadership Club, Recycling Club, and serves as a peer minister.
"As a runner, Pierre has set a school record in the 600-meter and is a key part of the team's amazing 4x800-meter relay squad. In school, Pierre leads by example through the way he genuinely cares about the people around him, putting them ahead of himself.
"He is always willing to step up, doing anything asked of him. Out on the track, Pierre leads with his fantastic attitude and hard work. He is regularly the first one to practice and the last one to leave, and always puts 110 percent effort into everything he does. Whether in class or out on the track, Pierre encourages his peers to achieve their max at all times, never failing to support them in any way he can."
Xavier is a private, Catholic all-boys high school in Middletown, CT.