A Student Inside of Albany

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North Babylon High School junior Megan Haggerty has been selected to participate in the Student Inside of Albany Conference. Selected by the League of Women Voters of Huntington for the all-expenses-paid trip, Megan will spend four days in Albany beginning May 18.

According to the LWV of New York State, this conference is an intensive four-day training experience designed to immerse students in the process by which public policy is proposed, enacted and changed in New York State and educate them as to how they can influence and affect this process. Albany insiders discuss the operations of New York State government, including how policy is shaped and enacted. Additionally, students are afforded the opportunity to observe Assembly and Senate sessions and to shadow both their assembly members and senators.

“I’m so excited about this amazing opportunity,” said Megan. “I can’t wait to shadow members of the state congress and learn how policy is made.” To be selected, Megan had to complete an application and write an essay. Pictured with Megan are North Babylon High School Principal Jonathan Klomp and social studies teacher Diana Simulcik.