by Olivia Blanco Mullins
The Ward 5 School Committee member, elected about six months ago, spoke at the Somerville News contributors meeting July 9.
“I have the connection to the school, but it is beginning to change and progress,” said Megan B. Foster, who graduated from Somerville High School in 2001. “As a senior in high school, I was part of the student school committee. It got me interested.
“I was raised in city politics,” said Foster, whose father ran for alderman. “After talking about it at home, I decided to take the commitment. It is a lot harder than I expected it to be.”
Foster, now a student at Emerson College majoring in political communications, said she enjoyed campaigning. “I got reconnected with my neighborhood. I put in a lot of time, and people respected me when I stepped up to their door. People were excited about having someone new and young.”