Assemblyman Michael Montesano with Hicksville 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 Hicksville and Bethpage 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.
I truly enjoyed taking part in a simulated press conference with students from Hicksville High School, said Montesano. Getting to engage with their student journalists and leaders on the issues most important to them not only gave these young people a glimpse into the day-to-day activities of an elected official, but it allowed me the opportunity to discuss the issues most important to them.