Shadowing Lawmakers

Students from Maspeth and Corona had the honor of serving as “Council Members for a Day” last week during an event held by the City Council Women’s Caucus. Bryanna O’Connell, 15, was chosen by City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley to shadow her on the job. O’Connell is a student at the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Astoria and volunteers after school at Crowley’s Middle Village office. She was one of 15 high school students who participated in the “Council Member for a Day” event from across the city. Crowley is shown in the top photo with O’Connell during a stated meeting. In the photo at bottom, Hazey Barros, 14, of Corona was selected to shadow City Council Member Julissa Ferreras. Barros is a student at the Louis Armstrong Middle School and has volunteered at a number of events Ferreras hosted.

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