Mayors breakfast promotes community involvement

On Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 a.m., students from Southwest Career and Technical Academy will attend the Mayors Prayer Breakfast at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino; students who are attending have been pre-selected by their teachers. The Mayors Prayer Breakfast brings together mayors and high school students from Las Vegas, Mesquite, and Boulder City, in order for students to become aware of community service and learn how to engage themselves in these volunteering opportunities.

“I have always believed that getting students involved in community experiences, such as this, broadens their view on the world. It allows students, not just SWCTA students, to interact with a wide variety of people. I expect our students to learn that no matter race, school, or religion, that people want the same things: peace and unity,” comments Mr. Michael Butler.

The first informal breakfast event was held about 40 years ago, when Las Vegas’ former mayor, Oran Gragson, was inspired by the President’s Prayer Breakfast to bring this event to Las Vegas.

“I am looking forward to [the breakfast] and I think it is going to be an unique experience representing our school and having breakfast with the mayor,” says Jenny Ha, junior.

Mayors will read prayers from different religions to unite the leaders present. Las Vegas’ Mayor Oscar Goodman, Mesquites’ Mayor Mark Wier, Boulder Citys’ Roger Tobler, Henderson’s Andy A. Hafen, and North Las Vegas’ Mayor Shari L. Buck will be in attendance.