Wednesday, Feb. 22 a group of six students and two staff members from the
McKinley Area Learning Center participated in MAAP STARS Legislative Day at the
State Capitol. Alternative schools from
around the state identified a group of student leaders, whose task it was to
discuss the importance of alternative schools and programs with their state
senators and representatives. The group
from McKinley met with Representatives Tim O’Driscoll, Tama Theis, Jeff Howe
and Jim Knoblach, as well as Senators Jerry Relph and Michelle Fischbach.
from the Area Learning Center who participated were Aleksei Loredo, Dylan
Hanratty, Liz Meyer, Noel Young, Brandon Lee, and Carley Cunningham. The students were accompanied by MAAP STARS
advisors Mike Myers-Schleif and Konie Brudwick.
MAAP STARS is an organization for secondary
students in alternative programs across the state of Minnesota. The organization sponsors three annual
events. In addition to Legislative Day,
there is a Fall Leadership Conference and a Spring Events Conference.