Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blaber News Person of the Week : Larissa Shaughnessy

I was watching public access tv last night and was very happy to see Jim Shaughnessy, a member of the Kingston School Board, and his daughter Larissa talking about todays budget vote.

Larissa went on to talk about why we as a community need to pass the budget and gave a very detailed convincing analysis. I can't tell you how impressed I was with her knowledge on the issues, you would think she was a current member of the board.

We need more students like Larissa Shaughnessy in the Kingston School District and in this community. A friend of mine is a neighbor of the Shaughnessy family and after the election he called me and said Larissa came to him and was campaigning on my behalf. Really, I said. This friend of mine went on to tell me how Larissa talked to him about how my youth and knowledge of the district would make me a good board member. That really meant a lot to me.

Larissa Shaughnessy is a student at George Washington Elementary school and is only nine years old! Her father should be very proud.

Please, for students like Larissa, go out and vote in favor of the budget today.


Anonymous said...

I thought she was great too.

Anonymous said...

Vote no and teach Larissa how to conserve resources.

Cold Hearted Conservative

Anonymous said...

I think Larissa made a difference in the passing of this budget. It was a close vote. Thank you Larissa.

Anonymous said...

Look at it this way:the passage of the budget on vote 2 reflected about the same result of margin difference percentagewise on vote
1. To me this does in practice mean that the margin of difference reflected a conscious turnaround of those in the margin--or numbers reflecting the same at least-- who voted no the first time to voting yes plus another number reflecting about the same amount of people who voted no the first time voting yes.
Historically in the past decade and more this represents a significant turnaround for Kingston School Budget votes and concrete cause to take pride in the community for turning the corner on these votes and this important issue. It is up to the school board from now on to help maintain that trend for future years.