At this year's Utah AFL-CIO convention, Christopher Mckay Jessop gave the following presentation to the delegates. What's most surprising about this is that Mckay is in 8th grade! Read his bio and watch his youtube presentation -- a very remarkable young man.
Christopher Mckay Jessop just finished his 8th grade year at Midvale Middle School where he is part of the Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program and has been involved in the SALTA and ALPS accelerated programs since first grade. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and has been on the honor roll every term. At his middle school, he was chosen as the outstanding student in both Language Arts and Foreign Language. In addition to academics, Mckay has a wide variety of interests and talents. He has played Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has had his writing published on Teen Ink, plays the piano, rides a unicycle, and is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has a passion for history and movie-making and won the first Canyons District Film Festival with a documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis. In this year’s history fair, he placed first at school and region and third at state with his documentary, Revolution at Work.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees