BUDDING LOCAL ARTISTS WIN NYS SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ART CONTESTStudents’ Work Featured in 2009 Annual Report of the Senate Committee on Education Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, is pleased to announce the winners of the Committee’s 2009 Annual Report art competition. Six local artists, ranging in age from six to nine years, were honored recently by Senator Oppenheimer at her district offices in Port Chester.
Seven female high school junior and senior students will win an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) annual conference and receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Applicants must write an essay addressing this year’s topic, “Freedom and Civic Virtues,” which calls upon students to describe how moral principles and the United States Bill of Rights shape the role of young adults in civic engagement.
Architects Name Oppenheimer 2010 Legislator of the Year
Representatives of AIA New York State will present Senator Suzi Oppenheimer with a certificate noting her designation as its 2010 Legislator of the Year for her role in sponsoring the recently enacted Smart Growth Initiative.
Coincidentally, the presentation will be made shortly after a press conference commemorating the signing of the smart growth legislation into law. The Ossining Public Library, where the award presentation will be held, is itself a green public building.