Whitesboro Seniors Complete Oneida County Government Intern Program
Three Whitesboro High School seniors completed the Cornell Cooperative Extension's Oneida County Government Intern Program this fall. Seniors Jada Del Rio, Eanna Durso and Dominic Marrero participated in this program along with students from Proctor and VVS High Schools. They are currently enrolled in Mr. Coriale's Mohawk Valley Community College dual credit American National Government (PS 101) course.
Students experienced first-hand how local government works through their participation in legislative meetings, listening to guest speakers and collaborating on a group project which provided additional insight into the legislative process. Students worked with members of the Oneida County Legislature and department heads in Oneida County government throughout the program. This allowed students to become engaged citizens with a better understanding of the issues and concerns that arise in their own community.
The program concluded with a mock county legislative session as students researched a local issue, worked with their county legislator, wrote a resolution and debated it on the floor of the chambers of the Oneida County Legislature.