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High School Students Learn Lessons of Civic Engagement

High School Students Learn Lessons of Civic Engagement

As part of the Longwood High School Seal of Civic Readiness Program and College and Career Pathways, local representatives from all levels of government visited with students to share the importance of civic engagement and future career opportunities.

Coordinated by the Social Studies Department and the Board of Education Legislative Committee, students met with local representatives, discussed the various roles of government, and how students can become active members of their community.

More than 1,100 students participated in active question-and-answer discussions, which addressed the many obstacles, challenges, and opportunities that have led many officials to serve. Additionally, student government leaders and student members of the Legislative Committee served as greeters and guides for the day.

“The Social Studies Department is proud to provide this opportunity for student engagement,” said Social Studies Department Chair Dan Tapia. “Legislator’s Day is an example of empowering students, as well as how to build stronger communities through public service.”

Special thank you to Senator Anthony H. Palumbo, Assemblymen Joe P. DeStefano and Steve Englebright, Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio, Legislator Sarah Anker, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison, Suffolk County Undersheriff Michael Catuosco, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, and Longwood Board of Education Vice President Victoria Molloy and Board Member Daniel Tomaszewski for joining us.