Cool Cat: Michael Brian Scott
By: Christina Black
Hello! My name is Michael Scott, and I am a freshman at CWU. I am a student in the DHC, and love soccer, politics, nutrition, fitness, and video games. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve and represent the students in Olympia this session. I grew up in tiny Wallburg, North Carolina, a small town with a population of only 3,000, before moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest around 3 years ago. Throughout the culture shock of going between my town in North Carolina and the “big city” of Puyallup, where I live now, I found my passion for civil service. When my life turned upside down and the entire culture shifted around me, the one thing that stayed constant was the passion of the teachers and legislators around me, doing their best to make me as successful as I can be. I have spent the last few years of my life studying civil service and politics, through serving on both my high school’s and CWU’s student government, to interning on three local election campaigns in the most recent election. I have learned so much about what makes a great civil servant and leader, and I am doing everything in my power to make Central Washington University a great place to live, learn, and work. Go ‘Cats!
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Scott is working as Central Washington University’s student liaison to Washington State Capitol in Olympia. He lobbies for issues that students’ voice such as decoupling of tuition and S&A fees and mental health counselors for student veterans. Working with state representatives, Scott has written and taken to the floor bills in both House and Senate to make a difference to universities all across the state.
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