Glen Cove High School Hosts Mayoral Debate

Glen Cove High School Hosts Mayoral Debate photo
Glen Cove High School’s senior social studies classes and the Glen Cove Youth Bureau hosted a mayoral debate in the high school auditorium on Nov. 3.

Senior students enrolled in Participation in Government classes researched local concerns and developed questions for the debate, while AP Government and Politics students volunteered their time to run the debate and helped the City Council candidates set up in the gallery for the meet and greet, which took place immediately after the event.  

This debate provided a deeper understanding of campaigns, the election process and local issues for students. Through real-life experiences such as this, students get more invested in learning and have a deeper understanding of their civic duty. The moderator of the event was Will Casale from Mr. Pearsall’s AP Government class. He did a tremendous job in maintaining the decorum of the debate. Several students asked questions during the debate. Students Nikki Franklin and Amanda Ieraci served as timekeepers. All of the students did an impressive job.