A Lesson in Democracy

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The League of Women Voters of Huntington visited the high school to present “Vote 18” to the senior class. These community leaders introduced students to a moving presentation on the importance of exercising the right to vote and the journey to universal suffrage in the United States.

In addition, the league is sponsoring student Alicia Legland to go on a three-day conference and represent Suffolk County at Students Inside Albany. Students Inside Albany is a conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation Inc. The program is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. Alicia is looking forward to exploring the political and legal aspects of various environmental issues.

Pictured at right, high school student Alicia Legland was selected to attend the Students Inside Albany conference. She was congratulated by Heather Stewart, the district’s curriculum associate for social studies, and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Suffolk County, represented by Brenda Reiss, League of Women Voters of Huntington co-president; and Judie Gorenstein, League of Women Voters of New York State Youth Program chair.