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June 1, 2016


COUNTY HOLDS ANNUAL GOVERNMENT DAY – Paul A. Forestiere II, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, discussed the importance of teaching young people about county government at the Oswego County Legislature’s May meeting. One of many programs offered by the agency, Government Day provides students with the opportunity to tour several government offices; learn about debate strategies and conduct a mock debate; and actively participate in a real legislative session with their representative. For more information, call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County at 963-7286..

Group 1: STUDENTS ATTEND COUNTY GOVERNMENT DAY - Seventh grade students from throughout the county spent a day in Oswego with their county legislator during this year's Government Day program. Pictured from left are: Margaret Kastler, District 1; Michaela Kastler; Emily Yousey; Samantha Ranieri; Paige Metott; Milferd Potter, District 2; Thomas "T.J." Reff; Shawn Doyle, District 3; Rafael Aguilar; Brooke Wood; David M. Holst, District 4; Miranda Hamilton; Meghan Sonnacchio; Roy E. Reehil, District 5; Jacob Szuck; and Kamille Zakreski.

Group 2: GOVERNMENT DAY IN OSWEGO - Seventh grade students visited county government buildings in Oswego and took part in the County Legislature's May meeting as part of the annual Government Day program. Pictured with their legislators are: Elizabeth Kincaid; John J. Martino, District 6; Ethan Rhinehardt; Daniel LeClair, District 8; Caden McCormack; Tyler Yankee; John Proud, District 7; Nicholas Beardsley; James Weatherup, District 9; Andrew Coleman; Ashleigh Besaw; and Robert Hayes, Sr., District 10.

Group 3: LEGISLATORS WORK WITH LOCAL STUDENTS - Members of the Oswego County Legislature spent a day with seventh grade students from their district during the annual Government Day program. Pictured with their students are: Oswego County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner, District 13; Stephen Walpole, District 14; Linda Lockwood, District 11; Kaylee Hutchins; Lily Roberts; Richard Kline, District 12; Riley Michailidis; Jacob A. Mulcahey, District 15; and Jake Garcia.

Group 4: STUDENTS ENGAGE IN COUNTY GOVERNMENT - Seventh grade students from districts around the county participated in this year's Government Day program to learn about government operations. Pictured from left are: Thomas Drumm, District 16; Gretchen Dowd; Shane Broadwell, District 17; Connor Mulcahey; Abigail Brancato; Heather DelConte, District 18; Jimmy Niger; Marie C. Schaad, District 19; Ava Cloonan; and Tim Stahl, District 20.

Group 5: LEGISLATURE PROVIDES HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE - Oswego County legislators guided seventh grade students through various government functions during its annual Government Day program. Pictured with their students are: Terry Wilbur, District 21; Austin Calkins; Jim Karasek, District 22; Falyn Pitcher; Morris Sorbello, District 23; Ian Summerville; Wyatt Parkhurst; Daniel Farfaglia, District 24; Skylar Gibson; Brandon Grow; and Frank Castiglia, Jr., District 25.

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