On Wednesday, February 13, two grade nine classes were treated to a visit by Senator David Wells. The program SENgage sponsored the visit as a way to communicate the role of senators in the Upper Chamber of the Federal Government. Senator Wells immediately connected with students through stories of his days attending MDJH and his adventures in mountain climbing. He then discussed the process of debate and passage of legislation in the senate. Students were surprised to learn that the Senator’s duties extended to the international stage as well through his participation on committees throughout the world.
Mr. Wells advised students on the importance of lifelong learning and the ability to be conversational on a variety of topics, even if those topics don’t interest them. This advice resulted from a discussion of events that led Senator Wells to the position he now holds. Great advice, indeed!