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Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 11:34am Age: 47 days
Category: High School, District

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ADVOCATE FOR LIBRARY SERVICES AT THE STATE CAPITOL


Eighty Minisink Valley High School students were among the nearly 2,000 supporters of library services who traveled to Albany for Library Advocacy Day, on March 1. Their message to state representatives called for increased funding for public libraries.  

 

Students in Mr. Ventriglia and Mr. Hindley's participation in government classes were joined by members of Mrs. Lombardo's High School Book Club.

 

The day’s activities included a guided tour of both chambers of the State Capitol, and a meeting with local Assemblyman Karl Brabenec who discussed aspects of state and local government. The students responded with applause when Mr. Brabenec shared that he is a Minisink Valley graduate. A small group of Book Club students led by Taisha Santiago and Cassie Logedo spoke to Assemblyman Brabenec about getting a public library in Minisink Valley.

 

The day culminated with a visit to the New York State Museum. (Additional photos)