Alberta Education Minister David Eggen tours Wilson Middle School

The Alberta government’s Minister of Education took a full tour of Wilson Middle School this morning.

David Eggen, who also visited the school last year while it was under construction, was back at Wilson to view the final product.

During the tour, Eggen spoke about the importance of making investments into established schools such as Wilson, and how the northside of the city is growing, complete with new businesses and new families.

Eggen mentioned Wilson was part of 53 new schools opened across Alberta this fall, which represented the biggest overall construction project in the province’s history. He added the school-construction boom is a sign the province is young, dynamic and has a growing number of families.

“We want to make sure we have the best facilities for all of our students, no matter where they live or what the economic circumstances are,” said Eggen.

Lethbridge-East MLA Maria Fitzpatrick added it is important for young people to have a great foundation for life, which starts in school, as she praised the educators at Wilson.

“I know you’re getting a great education here.”

Date posted: Oct. 5, 2107 

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