MMCSD Students in Albany

MMCSD eighth grade students Addyson Barnhardt, Jessimar Carrasquillo Moctezuma, Addison Coniglio, Nayshawn Hightower, Monica Lin, Willow Palermo, Tammy Schmieder and Derick Seiwell participated in the New York State YMCA Youth and Government Conference in Albany. Following three months of preparation, students from across the state attend this 3-day experiential learning program in which they serve as part of a model state government debating bills they and their peers have written. “This conference is a scaffold for leadership. Students travel to the capital and formally debate throughout the morning and into the early evening. This is done in the State Assembly, State Senate and committee chambers. It’s a very rewarding experience for the members who attend,” said Mr. Gardner, who accompanied the students on the trip.