Senator O'Mara welcomes Penn Yan Academy senior James Burdette and his family to the Senate

    In the New York State Senate Chamber on Monday, June 10, 2013, Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) paid a tribute to Penn Yan Academy senior James Burdette as a 2013 recipient of a college scholarship from the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.

    Burdette, who will attend the University at Albany in the fall, was accompanied to the Capitol by members of his family: his mother, Martha, brother, David, and aunt, Mary Ellen.

    In the photo above on the Senate floor, from l. to r., are: David, Senator O'Mara, James, Martha and Mary Ellen.

    Watch Senator O'Mara's tribute here.