Grade 12 student Shannon Williamson has been named a member of the Provincial Youth Council. It consists of 12 grade 11 and 12 students from different School Divisions and will work directly with the Minister of Education Gordon Wyant to identify issues and topics important to them and their peers. Williamson says they held their first meeting with the Minister over the weekend and discussions included what is important for students in their everyday life and what will help students be prepared for their futures so they talked a lot about mental health culture and more teacher one on one experiences in schools and they talked a lot about how they have a lot of teacher cuts in schools and they will continue to meet with more face to face meetings to discuss these further. She adds she always wanted to do something like this and now that she has the opportunity she want to use it to her full advantage.
As we reported earlier Williamson also received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence last month in a presentation by Lieutenant Governor Russ Merasty at Creighton School.