The League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook, and Port Chester has chosen Carly Kabot, a sophomore at Blind Brook High School, and Reanna Rosenfeld, a junior at Port Chester High School, to attend the Students Inside Albany (SIA) Conference next month.
SIA, sponsored by the LWV New York State Education Foundation, is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibility in a representative government and to provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. The conference brings together approximately 60 high school students from across the state. Students 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.
“We are pleased that outstanding young people such as Carly and Reanna will have the opportunity to experience government in action,” said Joan Feinstein, student outreach coordinator of the local league.