Friday, Jul 12th

Scarsdale League Selects Students to Attend Inside Albany Program

lwvChris D’Silva and George Frankle from Scarsdale High School have been selected by the Scarsdale League of Women Voters for an all-expenses paid trip to participate in the Students Inside Albany program. This program will take place from March 25-28, and will bring approximately 40 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government. The program 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.

D’Silva, a 10th grader, and Frankle, an 11th grader, were selected from among a pool of outstanding applicants in a competitive process open to all high school students residing in Scarsdale. In fact, the League’s Board was so impressed with the quality of the applicants that it approved funding to send two students rather than one to the conference this year.

While at the conference, students will join their peers in a hands-on learning experience about how state government works. 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 session on the Chamber floor.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and works to foster a better understanding of public policy issues that will have an impact on our lives and our communities. For more information on the Scarsdale League of Women Voters, please visit www.lwvs.org.