Ramsey Fowler, a 17-year-old senior at Lee’s Summit West High School, has joined the Lee’s Summit Tribune as a columnist. He has been on the debate team, National Forensics League and honor roll since 2008. Ramsey has also been a member of the Hawthorn Bank teen advisory board since 2009, the Titan tennis team from 2008-2010 and a DECA state officer from 2010-2011. He was elected mayor of Weyer City at Missouri Boys State this past summer. Ramsey is also a member of Our Lady of the Presentation church where he serves as a Eucharistic minister.
Ramsey’s lifelong goal is to serve the public as a trusted and inspiring political leader. He has a great respect for Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. Ramsey is in the beginning stages of creating “The Teen party” a young conservative group that lends a political platform for education, debates, and basic understanding in the role today’s youth plays in the development of our country. The party is bipartisan and does hope to help guide teens in discovering their patriotic side.
The first item on The Teen party’s agenda is to launch a “Senior Voice” campaign at the three Lee’s Summit High Schools. This will include an informative and motivating assembly with the goal of registering 1,346 new voters for the 2012 presidential election.
Ramsey has been hired by the Lee’s Summit Tribune to write a weekly column which will feature current events told from an informed teenager’s point of view. These articles reflect Ramsey’s conservative base and will question and dissect the state of affairs these young Americans face. He will also include updates and ideas from his “Teen Party” and field questions from readers.
Ramsey hopes his column proves to be an interesting and informative read for all (whether you agree with him or not) and that it helps kick start political discussions and patriotism in our community.