Assemblyman Michael Montesano with Bethpage High School participants from his May 29 simulated press conference.
Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,I,C-Glen Head) hosted a simulated press conference on May 29 for students from the Bethpage and Hicksville high schools. Civic-minded student leaders and future journalists were able to experience how the media reacts in a press conference as well as the duties of a public official.
Having students from Bethpage High School take part in my simulated press conference was a great opportunity to involve the future leading voices of our community, said Montesano. Not only were we able to discuss the issues most important to them, but they also were able to gain an inside look at an event common to both media and elected officials.