On Thursday, May 21, at the Levittown Hall in Hicksville, sixth grade finalists were chosen from twenty-five participating schools and honored for their creative and innovative ideas for new laws. The entries touched on topics such as health care, school safety, environmental protection, child safety, and the use of electronics.
Claudia Bacigalupo was the winning sixth grade contestant representing the Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School. Her law stated that a child or adult of any age should be forbidden to walk along a major road or cross the street while talking on their cell phones or texting unless it was an emergency. If the person violates this law, he or she would have to pay a mandatory fine of fifty dollars. Congratulations to Claudia for her sound contribution and participation in government which is key to the future of our children and our democracy.