McCloskey eyeing Asia; looking for community support

Christine Hudder

BARRY’S BAY – A Madawaska Valley District High School student, who has been representing students at the county and provincial level, is hoping he can take part in an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Sean McCloskey of Quadeville is a student trustee at the Renfrew County District School Board. He is also the public board council vice president of the Ontario Student Trustee Association (OSTA-AECO).

Now, he wants to take things international.

McCloskey has recently been chosen as a Junior Team Canada Ambassador with a non-profit organization called Global Vision.  The organization selects 30 Canadian youth to promote Canadian industry and culture in some of the world’s largest economic regions: Malaysia and Singapore.

Global Vision’s mission is to empower enterprising youth – those passionately driven to challenge the status quo with new ideas, skills, approaches and solutions to be a competitive advantage for the promotion of Canada within the global marketplace. In turn, these youth, as committed brand ambassadors, give back in order to perpetuate this advantage and cultivate a generation of innovative leaders for the future.

McCloskey, a Grade 12 student, submitted an application to the organization and 24 hours later was informed that he had been selected.

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