Raia Gathers Legislative Advice From Local Children

May 28, 2014

Assemblyman Raia hosts his annual “There Ought to Be a Law” poster contest.

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) recently recognized the winners of his 2014 Student Poster Contest in the Perry B. Duryea Jr. State Office Building in Hauppauge. This year’s poster contest once again held the theme “There Ought to Be a Law.” The contest, open to children in elementary and middle school, encouraged students to come up with an everyday problem they believe could be solved with a new state law.

“This poster contest provides children with a creative outlet as well as a civics lesson about getting involved in their government,” said Raia. “I want to thank everyone who participated from Burr Intermediate, John F. Kennedy, James H. Boyd Intermediate, and May Moore Primary Schools. Every entry in this year’s contest was fantastic, and our 14 winners were truly inspired.”

The participants not only had their poster ideas displayed in the building during the ceremony, but also were encouraged to travel with their parents to Albany to take part in a tour of the Capitol. This year’s poster contest winners were Alexa Zone, Kenneth Dow, Cristina Schiaffo, Adriana Harrilal, Kaitlyn Burke, Kelly Hunt, Kerri Giambruno, Morgan Albert, Cynthia Rivera, Raymond Pepper, Peter Stavros, Ryan Pichardo and Lillian Finamore.