Local students will be getting their voice heard at the provincial level.
F.R. Haythorne Junior High’s Emerald Robinson (Grade 8) and Bev Facey Community High School’s Tarynne Ho (Grade 11) were selected to sit on the province’s 2017-18 Minister’s Youth Council.
The board is an Alberta Education initiative with a mandate to gather advice from young Albertans.
“Being selected is a true honour for these students, and by extension, for Elk Island Public Schools,” said Trina Boymook, the Board Chair of Elk Island Public Schools. 
“The council represents students with different interests, identities and backgrounds. What they all have in common is a shared passion for education and a desire to make a difference for Alberta students.”
In total, the 2017-18 Minister’s Youth Council includes 32 junior high and senior high students, hailing from regions across Alberta.
The council will meet three times a year, with Education Minister David Eggen and other members of Alberta Education, to offer input to help guide the province’s education initiatives and decisions.
“As a whole, these students will bring new energy, new ideas and new life experiences to the table,” said Boymook. “Their contributions will offer valuable insight into the next generation’s priorities and ultimately play a role in strengthening Alberta’s education system.”
The first meeting between Alberta Education and the 2017-18 Minister’s Youth Council takes place from September 29 to October 2 in Edmonton.

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