County students receive hands-on learning through Government Day

Learning about government – Oswego County Legislator Dan Farfaglia hosted Fulton Junior High School seventh grade student Cole Rothrock for Thursday’s Government Day. Each year, students learn about county government by spending the day with legislators.

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Government Day was deemed a huge success by organizers.
Legislators hosted middle school students from around the county Thursday for a day of learning.

Oswego County Cornell Cooperative Extension Director Paul Forestiere told legislators that the event is important for the students.

Educating the youth with information that they need will allow them the students to become responsible students, he said.

“This is the way to do it,” he added. “It’s done by hands-on education.”
Forestiere said the day started slowly as many of the students were sleepy, but as the day progressed they engaged in active debate on their mock resolution.

“I think they did a good job,” he said. “This group really wanted to do things.”
Forestiere referred to the students as “movers and shakers.”

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