Lieutenant Governor Rutherford Meets with Easton Middle School Student Government
The Easton Middle School Student Government Association (SGA) had a very special guest at their weekly meeting on Wednesday February 14, 2018. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford met with the SGA following his appearance at the Wreath Laying in honor of Frederick Douglass’s 200th Birthday at the Talbot County Courthouse.
The purpose of the meeting was for the SGA to showcase their activities serving both their school and the community, and to share their plans for the remainder of the school year. These projects have included a pet food drive for Talbot Humane, a family night, participating in the Easton Christmas parade, as well as raising funds for disaster relief in Puerto Rico and Mexico. They have also organized spirit weeks for students and staff in an effort to promote unity within their school.
“The meeting was an opportunity for exchange of ideas and perspectives with the Lt. Governor about the importance of our State government working with local communities,” said Mr. Kenneth Popp, Easton Middle School Social Studies Teacher and SGA Leader. “After listening to the Lt. Governor speak, the SGA will be working towards creating a "greener" EMS. For example, they would like to use left-over cafe food in order to start a compost, which we will use to plant trees and flowers at various schools in Talbot County.”
“We were so fortunate to have had this incredible opportunity for our students,” added Mrs. Jackie Valcik, acting Principal for Easton Middle School. “We have placed an emphasis on incorporating real-life experiences into classroom and extra-curricular activities. Lt. Governor Rutherford provided our students with a monumental experience that they will never forget. I would also like to thank Mr. Ken Popp, SGA Leader, for inspiring our students to create a plan and follow a process to make things happen.”