Robbinsdale MS Students Embrace Women’s History
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Anne McKeig spoke to eighth grade students at Robbinsdale Middle School on Tuesday.
McKeig kicked off a three-day event called, “Strength in Girls.” RMS is bringing high profile female speakers to campus to focus on positive women in the community.
McKeig told the kids that there are plenty of female role models for them to look up to. Her message is to set goals and chase your dreams.
McKeig comes from very humble beginnings. She grew up poor in Federal Dam, MN, but McKieg became the first Native-American named to the state court. She credits her determination and preservation with helping her get to where she is today.
“I grew up on the Reservation,” McKeig said. “I lived in a trailer house. We lived on commodities – fishing, hunting. We didn’t have a lot of money, but I had a strong mother who really promoted education and said, ‘dream big, what do you want to do?’ In ninth grade I wanted to be a lawyer and she helped me kind of foster that goal.”
On Wednesday and Thursday, seventh and eighth grade students will hear from other prominent females.