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Senators for a day

Representing Ridgites is not an easy job — just ask state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) — but somebody has to do it. This year our pal in Albany got a break when three industrious students took over the reigns as winners of the “State Senator for a Day” essay contest and sat in the hot seat.

Out of the 170 submissions, three lucky students were granted the auspicious opportunity to rule the roost: Joshua Rowe, and eighth grader from Midwood Catholic Academy; Michael Zamuro, a seventh grader from St. Anselm’s; and Avi Stern, a sixth grader from PS and IS 104. They had lunch with the senator and spoke with him about their ideas on how to improve the community.

Golden said he was amazed by how well the boys had a handle on community affairs.

“I am proud to have welcomed the future of our community and to congratulate the winners. They show us that some of the best ideas come from our students. They are the future and I look forward to seeing all of them grow and give back to make our city a better place to live, to work and raise a family,” he told Standing O.

Now Standing O wants to know, “Can Standing O be senator for a day too?”

Oh, man, would we pass some legislation!

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