OTTAWA — Recently 15 Upper Canada District School Board students had the opportunity to see Barack Obama speak when the former President of the United States of America was in Ottawa.
Students and chaperones from Rockland District High School, Russell High School and Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, along with Trustee Corina Parisien attended the event together. The tickets to the event were generously donated by Centraide/United Way Prescott-Russell.
Students said that they found Obama to be inspirational, motivational, that he spoke from the heart and his message of positivity and having respect for all people was taken sincerely. All agreed that this was an opportunity of a lifetime and were happy to have had the opportunity to attend.
“It was really wonderful to have these young adults together and so highly engaged during this world leader’s talk,” said Parisien. “I am very thankful that Centraide/United Way Prescott-Russell reached out to me with the offer of these tickets. Giving students the opportunity to hear such an accomplished man speak first hand is something they will carry with them their entire lives.”