Marys­town girl named to pro­vin­cial Youth Coun­cil

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BY COLIN FAR­RELL THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE MARYS­TOWN, NL

Ri­ley Far­rell has been se­lected as one of 25 youth from the prov­ince who will serve as a mem­ber of the Premier’s Youth Coun­cil.

Far­rell, from Marys­town, a Level III French Im­mer­sion stu­dent at Marys­town Cen­tral High, said she was hon­oured to be se­lected for the youth coun­cil.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited to be apart of this,” Far­rell told The South­ern Gazette on Fri­day.

“We have a meet­ing this com­ing Mon­day and I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to meet­ing all the other mem­bers of this coun­cil.”

Far­rell ex­plained that she ap­plied for the po­si­tion back in May, she said she be­came in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing to the coun­cil af­ter she was one of nine stu­dents at MCHS to take part in the Premier’s task force on ed­u­ca­tion.

“I found that re­ally in­ter­est­ing,” she ex­plained. “When I heard about the Premier’s youth coun­cil I thought I’d ap­ply be­cause I re­ally en­joyed the task force and thought that this would be fun too.”

Far­rell is in­volved in sev­eral com­mu­nity fo­cused groups within her school and out­side, she has been in­volved with Me to We as a mem­ber of the Help­ing Hands group at MCHS since 2015 and has or­ga­nized a num­ber of fundrais­ers in her com­mu­nity for the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal and the SPCA.

She said she looks for­ward to work­ing with the other mem­bers of the coun­cil, “I just hope that our opin­ions and in­put can help with the fu­ture of our prov­ince.

Far­rell is in­volved in sev­eral com­mu­nity fo­cused groups within her school and out­side, she has been in­volved with Me to We as a mem­ber of the Help­ing Hands group at MCHS since 2015 and has or­ga­nized a num­ber of fundrais­ers in her com­mu­nity for the Janeway Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal and the SPCA.

The coun­cil con­sists of young New­found­lan­ders and Labrado­ri­ans between the ages of 16 and 24. Also named to the coun­cil are: Erin Ball- Bot­wood Shae­lynn Barry - Cor­ner Brook McAu­ley Bel­lows - Ir­ish­townSum­mer­side

Brooke Blan­chard - King’s Point

Lau­ren Carter - Har­bour Breton

Kaylie Chaulk - Mus­grave Har­bour

Kyle Cook - St. Ge­orge’s Kaleigh Hicks – Gan­der Court­ney Jones – Tor­bay Frances Leonard - Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay

Ray­lene Mackey – Goulds Ha­ley Mo­ri­ar­ity - Con­cep­tion Bay South

Mark Mur­doch - Deer Lake Adam Mur­phy - St. John’s Ben­nett Ne­whook - St. John’s Sa­man­tha Nose­wor­thy- Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay

Ky Pearce - Cape Ray Laura Peck­ford – Lewis­porte Olivia Perry - York Har­bour Daniel Stark - Deer Lake Rad­hika Verma – Stephenville

Wil­liam White - Grand Fall­sWind­sor

Sarah Win­sor - St. John’s

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Ri­ley Far­rell of Lit­tle Bay has been se­lected as part of the Premier’s Youth Coun­cil.

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