On September 27, students taking Charles Bono’s Participation in Government Class at G. Ray Bodley High School were given the opportunity to interact with three special guest speakers during class.
The special guest speakers were from the city of Fulton Republican Committee; newly elected chairman Mark Aldasch Sr., committeemen Dalton Sherman and Mark Aldasch Jr.
Dalton Sherman, 18, and Mark Aldasch Jr., 19, are both G. Ray Bodley High School graduates graduating in 2013 and 2012, respectively.
Sherman and Aldasch Jr are also the two youngest committeemen in the city of Fulton, as well as the two youngest committeemen in Oswego County.
Aldasch Sr. spoke to the students about what the duties are of the chairman as well as what the function of the committee is and what its role is in the community.
Sherman spoke to the students about the power they will have when they turn 18, their right to vote and the importance of registering to vote.
Aldasch Jr. spoke about the importance of getting involved in the community.
That even at a young age students can effect change in our community and they can make a difference by making their voices heard.
Aldasch Sr. said, “I am pleased with the amount of interest and participation the students showed in the class. It is important that we as political leaders enlighten the younger generations about the power they have when they turn 18. It is also important that they know they can empower themselves by just simply registering to vote and getting out to vote to make their voices heard. I’d also like to thank Mr. Bono for giving us the opportunity to speak in his class.”
Later this year, there will be two voter registration drives at the high school for the students who are 18 and for those who will be turning 18 before the end of the year.