“It is always a pleasure to welcome such bright and passionate students to our state Capitol and to sit down with them to discuss one-on-one the pressing issues facing our state and to hear the issues that are most important to them. I was very impressed with Marelim and welcome her back to ‘represent’ me any time,” said the assemblywoman.
A senior at Middletown High School, Marelim Tlacoapa was among the students who traveled to Albany from the Mid-Hudson delegation of Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC), which covers over 5,000 LEP/ELL students attending 83 school districts in six BOCES regions, including Orange-Ulster BOCES. The delegation was escorted by Adolescent Support Specialist Stephen Wendall (not pictured) who also is a resident of the 97th Assembly District.
For more information regarding the Mid-Hudson BETAC, please visit their official Web site at www.midhudsonBETAC.org.