Student driven initiatives received some high recognition Friday afternoon.
Classes from eight schools across Saskatchewan and Manitoba filled Government House in Regina Friday, as the Lieutenant-Governor W. Thomas Molloy presented them with the Prairieaction Foundation Youth Leadership Award.
Jack Guthrie, a Grade 12 student in the leadership program at Sheldon Williams High School, said for his peers to be recognized for their efforts, it’s quite refreshing.
“Especially when we were trying to tackle this issue, we weren’t actually sure if we were going to reach our goal,” stated Guthrie. “Being able to come here and say ‘yes, we did it’ and be presented with an award, it’s almost like a little cherry on top.”
For the province’s Lieutenant Governor, it’s exciting to see what youngsters are doing.
“I’ve been to a number of school over the few months that I’ve been in office,” he said. “It’s very impressive what the youth are doing. Not only in grade schools and high schools, but universities and other post secondary institutions.”