FIS student organizes Town Small Meeting
By Pam Horne, Managing Editor
Freedom Intermediate student Katie Milazo has organized a Town Small Meeting to help students become involved in public issues. The organization has a Facebook page called Town Small Meeting. Photo by Derby Jones
Katie Milazo, a lifelong Franklin resident, says she believes its time for kids to join the debate on pressing public issues.
To that end, this Freedom Intermediate sixth grade student has launched a “Town Small Meeting” for this Sunday, Dec. 15 from 3-4 p.m.
Milazo, 11, is a self-proclaimed fan of her world history class and animals.
Though she says she isn’t sure what profession is in her future, she has invited several local and state elected leaders to join a group of future voters—her peers from Poplar Grove, Freedom Intermediate and Franklin Middle School.
“I just wanted kids to have their voice heard in their government,” Milazo said yesterday. “I want them to ask questions about what’s on their mind.”
Milazo believes young students have valuable opinions about issues like Common Core, the state of traffic locally and the new Student Resources Officers assigned to area schools.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Media Room at the Williamson County Historic Courthouse on the Public Square.
She has already received positive replys from Mayor Ken Moore, state Rep. Glen Casada, Jeremy Durham and State Sen. Jack Johnson. Sheriff Jeff Long has said he will be in attendance, according to Milazo, who is also hoping to have a visit from Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Guffee and County Mayor Rogers Anderson.
This optimistic and extremely self-motivated young lady said she believes “kids have their own opinion and I think it should be heard.”
Posted on: 12/12/2013