East Meadow HS Junior Spends Day as Local Official

East Meadow HS Junior Spends Day as Local Official Photo
Elise Shallbetter, a junior at East Meadow High School, had the privilege of learning about local government firsthand when she participated in the Town of Hempstead’s 18th annual Students in Government Day on May 15. She was one of 13 students throughout the township to take part in this educational opportunity.

To achieve this, Elise submitted a 250-word essay about local government, describing how it works and discussing issues she felt should be addressed. She also indicated which department she was most interested in exploring.

Along with lessons on local government, Elise’s day at Town Hall included exploring the parks and recreation department, attending meetings and participating in a mock emergency weather drill. The day concluded with all students engaging in a Q&A session with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Council Members.