Stu­dent Amy best young politi­cian

Ruther­glen mem­ber hon­oured at Youth Par­lia­ment

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

A Ruther­glen stu­dent has re­ceived spe­cial recog­ni­tion for her role as a Mem­ber of the Scot­tish Youth Par­lia­ment (MSYP).

Amy Lee Fraioli, who rep­re­sents the Ruther­glen con­stituency, was dubbed “out­stand­ing and in­spi­ra­tional” when she won the MSYP of the Year Award.

A stu­dent at Stir­ling Univer­sity, Amy Lee re­ceived the award at an awards cer­e­mony in Edinburgh where she was recog­nised for her will­ing­ness to go above and be­yond the call of duty and for hav­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact on the lives of young peo­ple in Scot­land.

Amy Lee im­pressed the panel of in­de­pen­dent judges with her work not only in rep­re­sent­ing her con­stituents but sup­port­ing the ef­forts of her fel­low MSYPs.

She has rep­re­sented the par­lia­ment at a num­ber of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional events in­clud­ing meet­ing with the Sec­re­tary of State for Scot­land in Lon­don, speak­ing with of­fi­cials from the gov­ern­ment of Cat­alo­nia, and meet­ing with the vice-chair of The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on the Rights of the Child and Chil­dren and Young Peo­ple’s Com­mis­sioner Scot­land.

Most im­por­tantly, Amy Lee has en­sured that through the SYP, young peo­ple are recog­nised as valu­able mem­bers of our com­mu­ni­ties.

Ac­cept­ing the award, Amy Lee, who was re­cently elected to serve a sec­ond two- year term, said: “I re­ally didn’t ex­pect this. Thank you to ev­ery sin­gle one of you who has sup­ported me. I also want to say a huge thank you to South La­nark­shire Youth Coun­cil and Glas­gow Youth Coun­cil for their sup­port.”

The per­son who nom­i­nated Amy Lee said: “Amy Lee’s hard work, com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to youth rights through her SYP role is un­ques­tion­able. She is our cham­pion; a young per­son’s cham­pion.”

In­spi­ra­tional Amy Lee is named MSYP of the Year

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