High School Students Attend YMCA State Conference

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Glen Cove High School students Ryan Telese, Grace Tenke, Jason Ventura and Alyssa Wolzonis attended the 2018 YMCA Youth and Government State Conference in Albany from March 9-11. 

The Youth and Government conference is a model legislative program that allows middle and high school students the opportunity to learn firsthand how the government operates. Students learn debate procedure, conflict resolution and crisis management skills as they work with their peers to solve issues that face our country.

The students, who were the school’s first-ever delegates to participate in the conference, engaged in substantive analytical thinking as they prepared to debate their bill on the Senate Chamber floor at the New York State Capitol. Although their bill, to issue a body fat percentage cap for all New York State police officers serving in the field, did not pass, they learned from this hands-on learning experience how are government works and the obstacles legislators face when trying to pass a bill.