State Senator Tom O’Mara welcomed two area high school students to the State Capitol this week.
Kylee Miller, of Bath, a home-schooled sophomore, and Kelly Proctor, a junior at the Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, were among high school students from across the state who participated in the 18th Annual “Students Inside Albany” (SIA) conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York (LOWV/NY) State Educational Foundation, Inc.
Through the LOWV’s annual SIA conference, select high school students spend several days in Albany learning about state government and politics. Students also spend an afternoon “shadowing” Senator O’Mara and other state legislators to get a firsthand look at New York’s legislative process.
“I’m grateful to the League of Women Voters for providing Kylee, Kelly and their fellow students with a unique opportunity to participate in New York government,” said Senator O’Mara. “It’s enormously important to do everything we can to help instill a strong sense of public service among our young people and future leaders.”