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Students Inside Albany

Apply to Attend the 2019 Students Inside Albany Conference

Are you a high school student with a strong interest in government or politics? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The League of Women Voters of New Castle (LWVNC) is looking to sponsor a high school student to attend the 2019 Students Inside Albany conference to be held from May 19-22, 2019 in Albany.

This student conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc., is designed to increase students' awareness of their responsibility in a representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. This interactive conference will bring together high school students from across the state to learn about New York State government and the process by which citizens can participate in the policy-making arena. As part of the program, students will also tour the Capitol and observe the Senate and Assembly in action by spending an afternoon shadowing their legislators. For the last seven years, a Horace Greeley student has attended Students Inside Albany.

Last year's attendee, Josh Moskow, found attending the conference to be a very worthwhile experience and highly recommends the program to fellow students:

"The best part, in my opinion, was getting to spend some quality time with our state senator, Terrence Murphy. He really inspired me and I appreciated the devotion he has to his constituents. I have already emailed him and I am looking forward to staying in touch with him. I'll treasure the photo of us that he signed. Another thing that was very cool was when there was a joint session in the assembly chamber. There are never joint sessions, so it felt like I was a part of history being there. They were appointing the Attorney General, Mrs. Underwood to replace Eric Schneiderman. It was amazing. ."

This year's LWVNC attendee will be selected to join other students sponsored by the over 50 local League of Women Voters chapters throughout New York State. Attendance is free: the LWVNC will provide train fare for the student to travel to Albany; all other costs of attending the conference, including three nights' accommodations in downtown Albany, will be covered by the League of Women Voters of New York. All applicants will receive a student membership in the LWVNC and the winner will be invited to share their Conference experience with League members.

Click for an informational brochure or to obtain a copy of the 2019 application You may also contact Jennifer Mebes Flagg, jenmebes@gmail.com, with any questions. Applications are due by February 8, 2019.

Past Student Participants in the Students Inside Albany Conference

2018 - Josh Moskow, Greeley Junior
2017 - Juliette Harrison, Greeley Junior
2016 - Fiona Dubrosa, Greeley Junior
2015 - Melanie Leason, Greeley Junior
2014 - Brandon Hilfer, Greeley Sophomore
2013 - Jacob Bayer, Greeley Junior
2012 - Tim Bloom, Greeley Junior