Greta Thunberg is chosen for “Time” Person of the Year

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Greta Thunberg is chosen for “Time” Person of the Year

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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The Time Person of the Year is announced at the end of every year. This annual issue of “Time” magazine features a person who has had the most impact and influence on events and people of that year. 

On December 11th, the person of the year was announced, 16 year old, Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, thus making her making youngest ever recognized for this award.

Thunberg’s activism for climate change has inspired many to speak out. She has about the climate since she was a little girl. It was when she was 15 years old and protesting in front of the Swedish Parliament when she started to gain international attention.

This public protest sparked walkouts during school hours all over the world called, “Friday’s for Future.” Thunberg has led people from 150 countries to come together to make change for the sake of the planet and has had a great influence on young people to get involved.

Thunberg is currently traveling by boat around the world to speak at different events and conferences.

Loy Norrix senior Jonna Frayer said, “I’m super excited! Greta as Person of the Year shows that the youth climate strike is gaining support  around the world. Hopefully that will translate into meaning and sustainable environmental change.”