Hello, readers! My name is Amy, a grade 11 student at Burlington Central High school. I have just begun my co-op placement at City Hall with Marianne Meed Ward, and I am more than excited for the next few months ahead! Each afternoon up until the end of January, I will spend time with Marianne, working on the development of relevant, news-related articles and learning about different events going on throughout the city. I will also attend a few community meetings and discussions, where I hope to learn about both the public and councillors’ points of views on specific topics.
As a sixteen year-old girl, living in a city full of opportunities, there are so many things I would like to try, and many career paths I am curious to discover. I am more than grateful to be taken down one of those paths right now during my co-op, looking into the world of journalism, politics, and writing. Both Marianne and her assistant, Georgie Gartside, have welcomed me with open arms, providing me with many neat opportunities regarding these subjects. However, on the other side of the working spectrum, medicine is something I am quite passionate about as well. I hope that throughout the next few months, while gaining some experience and learning more about the role of a councillor, I will have more of an idea of who, and what I’d like to become in the future.
I cannot wait to start writing with Councillor Meed Ward on both her newsletters and her blog. This will be an experience I will never forget.