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YOUNG POET WINS OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PRESIDENT OBAMA

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 04.07.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 04.07.2017
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 20.07.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 26.06.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 06.07.2017
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 21.06.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 04.07.2017
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 04.07.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 04.07.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 03.07.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 21.06.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 03.07.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 21.06.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 26.06.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 21.06.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 27.06.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.06.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 22.06.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 21.06.2017