Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Catholic’s Matthew Copeland Elected Mayor at Youth in City

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Government Club participated in the YMCA’s Youth in City program on Friday, February 8, 2008. Nineteen students participated in the all day event held at City Hall.

The Youth in City program allows students to experience the workings of city government first-hand by writing and submitting city ordinances, campaign and be elected by their peers as council members, and conduct a mock session of our city’s council meetings.

Austin Barranco and Roscoe Anderson, both juniors at Montgomery Catholic, were elected to the city council. Many of the government club’s ordinances were debated and passed by the council.

At the end of the session, all participants vote to elect next year’s city Mayor. Matthew Copeland was elected and sworn in as 2009 Youth in City Mayor of Montgomery. Matthew also received the “Best Participant” award from the Optimist Club of Downtown Montgomery at the event.

Montgomery Catholic’s participants in Youth in City were Roscoe Anderson, Julian Arrington, Austin Barranco, D’Jara Britton, Matthew Copeland, Cater Elliot, Rebecca Hails, Ashley Johnson, Brianna McClure, Mara McCracken, Briana Morgan, Marie Quillin, Caroline Starr, Alexandra Taylor, Justin Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Aaron Weber, and Hayden Whyard. The Montgomery Catholic Government Club is sponsored by Mrs. Amy Johnson.

To view photos from Youth in City, go to: http://family.webshots.com/album/562443068gSONRm

Pictured: YMCA Youth in City participants from Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School. Row 1: Mara McCracken, Rebecca Hails, Briana Morgan, Ashley Johnson, and Alexandra Taylor. Row 2: Austin Barranco, Marie Quillin, Caroline Starr, and Brianna McClure. Row 3: D’Jara Britton, Julian Arrington, and Roscoe Anderson. Row 4: Justin Taylor, Matthew Copeland, Aaron Weber, and Cater Elliot.