This yearly scholarship is awarded to young women across
Canada who demonstrate leadership within their high schools. This is part of
Standing Committee on increasing women’s participation in local governmental
work; a committee on which I serve. The goal of this committee is to see
more young women become engaged in local government and for them to consider it
as a viable career path. The United Nations has set a target of at least 30 per
cent female representation in all orders of government as it is at this
representation the balance tips and the conversation changes.
Miss Lee is a young woman who has shown considerable leadership within her high
school. In grade 10, she saw a problem with engagement, participation, and
student apathy in how the students worked together as a community. Throughout
her high school career she has worked in a strong leadership capacity to build
student spirit and community. It is this leadership that Miss Lee has shown
from such a young age that it must be encouraged in all young women. The key to
solving so many issues is to ensure that young women across the planet have
access to education.
Congratulations, Miss Lee on your passion and commitment to
inclusive leadership. And, please join me in wishing her well as she pursues
her post-secondary studies on governance and international relations at the
University of British Columbia in the fall.
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