Governor Matt Mead Visits Summit Elementary

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead visited Summit Elementary on Thursday, May 10. Mead was greeted by a school-wide assembly which featured a song and the presentation of an Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award to Summit 1st Grade teacher Stephine Jolivet. Part of the reason for Mead’s visit was to see firsthand Summit’s implementation of the “Leader in Me” program – a program that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. In his remarks Mead praised the program and told students they can utilize it to become whatever they want, “If you want to be governor, if you want to be president, if you want to be a banker or a teacher, the Leader in Me program is going to get you there,” Mead said.

He continued, “I see leaders in each and every one of you. Take pride in your education, respect your teachers, seek to understand before being understood, and as your song says, share the love with one another.” Mead concluded his visit by participating in a short tour of the Summit building, led by student leaders. Before the school-wide assembly ended Mead praised the Summit community, “Thank you for being great kids, you make the state and me, very proud.”

Summit Principal Ted Theobald, Judy Catchpole, and Governor Matt Mead visit with Summit students
Gov. Matt Mead speaks to Summit Elementary students
Gov. Mead addresses a school-wide assembly at Summit Elementary
Gov. Mead visits with Summit students as they leave the assembly

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