SCARSDALE, NY Scarsdale High School students Chris D'Silva and George Frankle will be headed for Albany March 25 to 28, courtesy of the Scarsdale League of Women Voters, to participate in the Students Inside Albany program.
Approximately 40 students from across the state will be in the capital to get a first-hand look at the state government in action. The program, run by the League of Women Voters of New York State, is designed to increase high school students' awareness of their responsibility in representative government and to provide information about the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility, according to a LWV press release. The highlight for most students is the opportunity to shadow their senators and their assembly member for an afternoon, with many students getting the opportunity to attend a session on the chamber floor.
D'Silva, a sophomore, and Frankle, a junior, were selected from among several applicants in a competitive process open to all high school students residing in Scarsdale. Because of the quality of the candidates, the release said, the LWV's board approved funding to send two students rather than one to the conference this year.
For more information about the Scarsdale League of Women Voters, visit its website .
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