Holley students say trip to Albany was eye-opener

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 27 April 2017 at 10:33 am

Photo by Kristina Gabalski: Holley Senior Kayla Thrower reports to Holley School Board members Tuesday evening about the High School Humanities Class’ recent trip to the State Capitol in Albany.

HOLLEY – Members of the High School Humanities class reported to members of the School Board of Education Tuesday evening about their recent trip to the State Capitol in Albany.

The class traveled to Albany on March 26-27 to learn first-hand about the workings of state government and to meet with local representatives. The students thanked board members for approving the trip.

In addition to visiting the Capitol building, including the floors of the State Assembly and Senate, students were able to visit the New York State Museum.

The students noted the floor of the New York State Assembly was “more laid-back,” while the floor of the State Senate was “more formal.” They also were able to meet with local Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, to discuss issues of interest to them.

Class member Kayla Thrower told board members that the students were in Albany during the celebration of Women’s History Month, which made an impression on her.

“It was really exciting for me,” Towner said. “I want to be a history major.”

Class members presented board members with photos of the class taken in the State Capitol during the trip.

In other business, board members unanimously adopted a Bed Bug Protocol for district schools. Members had received the document for review during their March meeting.

The district dealt with bed bug issues over the winter and board members had requested a protocol be developed in order to have a documented procedure for handling any future incidents.

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