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New Tecumseth has a New Student Mayor

New Tecumseth has a New Student Mayor
Posted on 11/20/2017

What better experience in politics than trying your hand as New Tecumseth’s newest student mayor! Michael Basso, a Grade 12 student at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham, was sworn in as student mayor at the November 13 council meeting.


Michael has always had an interest in the political process and will now have a first-hand look into the internal workings of the municipal government. “I’ve always wondered how all of this works at the local level, so I just wanted to get involved and see all the behind the scenes activities,” he said.


Basso is the second young person to take on the role since the town brought back the program earlier this year and will serve as student mayor until December.


This experience will surely prove useful as he hopes to study political science and economics at either Carleton University or the University of Ottawa.

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