29 Mar 2017 Students Inside Albany Selections
Port Chester and Rye Brook Students Selected to Attend League of Women Voters Students-Inside-Albany Conference
Carly Kabot, a sophomore at Blind Brook High School and Reanna Rosenfeld, a junior at Port Chester High School, have been chosen by the League of Women Voters of Rye. Rye Brook and Port Chester to attend the 17” annual Students Inside Albany (SIA) Conference to be held on May 21- 24, 2017. The NY State League of Women Voters and the local chapter underwrite all of the costs of attending the conference.
SIA is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, lnc. and is designed to increase students• awareness of their responsibility in a representative government and to provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. This interactive conference brings together approximately 60 high school students from across the state to learn about New York State government and about the process by which citizens can participate in the policy making arena. As part of the program, students will tour the Capitol and observe the Senate and Assembly in action by spending an afternoon shadowing their legislators. Students will participate in a series of interactive discussions with Albany insiders on topics such as the state budget process. the role of lobbyists in the legislative process, the. rights of citizens to access government information and the role of the media in politics.
Carly bas been the school’s delegate to the Ivy League Model United Nations conference, was the first Freshman ever elected to the School Congress, is a features writer for the school newspaper. is founder and President of the Blind Brook Pediatric Cancer Foundation Club, is active with the Blind Brook Soup Kitchen and is a junior varsity tennis player.
Reanna is on the school’s debate team, is a member of the National English and Spanish Honor Societies, was selected for the Experiment in International Living Summer Program in Italy, ha spent time at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and is a member of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. the most rigorous academic course at the high school. She is Captain of the Junior Varsity volleyball and softball teams, and plays clarinet in the Port Chester High School Marching Band.
“We are pleased that outstanding young people, such as Carly and Reanna, will have the opportunity to experience government in action. Hopefully, this experience will increase their interest and involvement in the political process. These individuals may become our country’s future leaders said Joan Feinstein, Student Outreach Coordinator of the local league.