LUCEA, Hanover (BIG UP DI YOUTH) - 11-year-old Felicia Foo-Schroeder, River Primary student is Youth Mayor of Lucea...."It would feel very responsible...... knowing that as a junior mayor, I will get to do my responsibility (undertake a project). I think I will enjoy it," said Felicia

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer  Thursday, November 12, 2015    
LUCEA, Hanover - The project at the Pell River Primary School which newly installed Youth Mayor of Lucea, Felicia Foo - Schroeder is to spearhead has not yet been determined, but already the Grade 5 student is looking forward to undertaking the task.
Youth Mayor of Lucea, Felicia Foo-Schroeder (centre), is
 flanked by youth councillors (from left) Ramona Flynn
 of Green Island Primary, Thianna Chisholm of Esher
 Primary, Shannon McIntosh of Mount Peto Primary and
 Kayla McKenzie of Sandy Bay Primary and Junior High,
 after an installation ceremony held at the Hanover
 Parish Council Municipal Building in Lucea,
last week. (PHOTO: ANTHONY LEWIS)
"It would feel very responsible...... knowing that as a junior mayor, I will get to do my responsibility (undertake a project). I think I will enjoy it," said Felicia, who takes over from last year's Youth Mayor, Rheanna Kerr of Lucea Primary.
However, her teacher Daliah Spence said a possible project that the 2015/2016 Youth Mayor might undertake would be the replacement of cupboards at the school.
"The school received a failing grade because we have board cupboards in the kitchen, and as we know, board cupboards are not healthy to the environment of cooking because they breed cockroaches and termites. So we want to install concrete cupboards with tile- top, so as to make it ready and suitable for consuming lunches from that area," she told the Jamaica Observer West.
As the youth mayor, Felicia will receive $100,000 to undertake a project at her school.
The 11-year-old Felicia won the Youth Mayor competition last week, with an outstanding presentation on the topic: 'Empowering communities through improved governance. One hand cannot clap, many hands make the work lighter'.
Spence said it is rewarding to know that the child won the competition after only having two hours to prepare for it. more

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