main content starts hereMohonasen students advance to state competition with New Visions team

| January 15, 2016

NewVisionsMohonasen students Gabrielle Agostino and Alex Wilgocki will compete in the state, “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition on Feb. 27 in Albany.

The two are members of an 11-student New Visions: Law & Government team. New Visions: Law & Government is a career-exploration and honors Advanced Placement (AP) and college credit-granting program offered by the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School for honors-level, college-bound high school seniors. Participating students attend the program for a half day and their home high schools the other half of the school day.

The team advanced to the Feb. 27 state competition after besting their peers from around the region in a local competition hosted by Albany Law School on Jan. 9. To win, the New Visions: Law & Government students had to explain the philosophical and historical foundations on which the American political system is based.

Funded and run in New York by the New York State Bar Association’s Law Youth and Citizenship program since 2010 when Congress cut its funding, the New Visions: Law & Government program has benefited 30 million students nationally during its 29-year history.

An open house for the program will be conducted on Feb. 10 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Capital Region Career and Technical Education Center, building B, 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Colonie. For more information, call (518) 486-2613 or visit the CTE website.

An evening open house for all New Visions programs will be held at the same location on from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 2.