PRSD student chosen for MLA for a Day program
Brooke Foster, grade ten student at Grimshaw Jr Sr High School (GHS) has been selected to participate in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta’s “MLA for a Day Program” in Edmonton from May 7-9, 2017.
“This program interests me because I would like to learn how advanced politics work in comparison to our school parliamentary procedures” says Brooke. “While I’m there, I will participate in a debate, meet my current MLA, tour the legislature building in Edmonton and be a part of team building activities with students from across the province.”
The program provides high school students the opportunity to learn more about the role of an MLA, take part in a debate, tour legislature buildings, meet with current and former MLAs and take part in networking activities. While in Edmonton, student participants will enjoy campus life while staying at Grant MacEwan College.
“I am so happy for Brooke to have this opportunity to learn more about our government” says GHS Principal Adam Murray. “Being informed and involved in government is our democratic responsibility, and I am so encouraged to see students such as Brooke get involved and make a positive difference for their community.”
Brooke is the Co-Prime Minister of the GHS Student Parliament Leadership Team and helps fellow student parliament team members organize and plan events in the school and community. Last week, they were recognized at the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau Annual Volunteer Luncheon for their volunteer work in Grimshaw. Currently, the student leadership team is helping to organize Stone Brook Supportive Living Services “Spring Fling” to raise funds for a bus to transport residents in and around the community.
“GHS is so proud of Brooke but not surprised she was selected for this prestigious honour” says Murray. “Brooke is very committed to the student body of GHS and serves the Student Parliament faithfully. She excels in her role of furthering the needs of the students of Grimshaw.”