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RHS STUDENTS EXCEL AT HISPANIC YOUTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
(April 6, 2013) RHS senior Edgar Samudio (12th Grade) and Juliana Mora (11th grade) represented Riverhead High School at the annual Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican / Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute in Albany, NY on March 23-25. Over the course of three days they participated in a variety of team building activities and workshops with 200 other outstanding Hispanic students from across New York State. Students made appointments to interview their local assemblyman before attending. The institute culminated with a mock assembly where the students sat in the seat of their assemblyman and argued for or against a number of actual bills that are making their way through the assembly based on their representative’s viewpoint.
Edgar also won a $500 scholarship. In addition, Edgar was chosen as “Outstanding Student Delegate” from Suffolk County and was able to attend the SOMOS NY gala where Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the keynote speaker.
“Both students said the institute was an amazing experience,” noted chaperone and ESL teacher Claudette Garley-Rottkamp. “I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and maturity of all of the student participants.”
Photo Caption #1: Edgar and Juliana with NY Assemblyman Phil Ramos (Riverhead’s Assembly seat is currently vacant as Dan Losquadro left office), who also offered Edgar an internship with his office.
Photo Caption #2: Edgar received a $500 Scholarship and was named the "Outstanding Student Delegate" from Suffolk County.
Photo Caption #3: Edgar and Julianna in the mock assembly.
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