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Young Poet Wins Opportunity To Meet President Obama

EDM number 5 in 2017-19, proposed by Patrick Grady on 21/06/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Arts and Schools.

That this House congratulates Mila Stricevic, a pupil at Hyndland Secondary School in Glasgow, on her success in a writing competition to meet former US President Barack Obama at the Hunter Foundation's charity dinner in May 2017; notes the strong message of inclusion and tolerance in Mila's winning poem, If I Ruled Scotland; understands that Mila was delighted to read the poem to the audience, including President Obama, at the dinner in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 26 May 2017; recognises the significance of the opportunity to attend such a prestigious event and to hear from the 44th President of the US; commends the Hunter Foundation on raising £670,000 for Scottish charities which will help hundreds of people, many of whom are children, across the country; thanks English teacher, Mandy McGuire, in the English Department at Hyndland Secondary School for her support in the competition; and wishes Mila all the success in the future in her pursuit of plans to work for social justice.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Patrick Grady21/06/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Carol Monaghan21/06/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss21/06/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden21/06/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald21/06/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon22/06/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens22/06/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
John McNally26/06/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day26/06/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara27/06/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil03/07/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law03/07/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray04/07/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry04/07/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell04/07/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Peter Grant04/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown04/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins06/07/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry20/07/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned

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