Ashley Bautista, a student at , was recently awarded first place in Senator Kemp Hannon’s 2012 “There Ought To Be A Law” Competition.
The contest honors ideas for new laws, as conceived by local fifth and sixth grade students from schools in Hannon’s Senate District.
Ashely's proposed law is as follows: "School cafeterias should have sugar-free cookies and ice cream. They should also have yogurt and granola bars so children can have healthy snacks."
Sabrina Vasconcelos, a student at , was also awarded first place in the competition.
Sabrina's proposed law reads as follows: "There should be a law to prohibit the use of hormones in animals that humans consume, like cows and chickens. Also, prohibit the use of pesticides on fruits and vegetables. Some hormones cause cows to produce more milk. This hormone increases the incidence of matitis, an infection of the udder which causes secretion of blood in to the milk. Pesticides in fruits and vegetables have been linked to cancer and IQ deficits in children."
Yet another honoree, Jordyn Rindner, a student at , was also rewarded.
Jordyn's proposed law reads as follows: “Every building (where possible) that NYS does business in (DMV, etc.) will be required to install solar panels, and on days the building is closed, the excess power will be sold back to the local utility. Solar energy is often cites as a clean alternative to oil and coal. Solar panels generate energy without producing air pollution. The benefit to the taxpaer is lower taxes by using less energy from the local utility plus selling excess energy back.”
Finally, Senya Huda, a student at , was honored.
Senya's proposed law reads as follows: “There should be a law that requires students to have at least one hour of physical activity in school every day. This law would help decrease the amount of obese children in America.”
Anson Wang of the , was recently named a winner of Hannon’s “Rising Star” Leadership Award.
Open to all sophomores and juniors in the Sixth Senate District, the Rising Star Leadership Award was created to honor outstanding students in five leadership categories: Academic, Athletic, Community, School and Overall.
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