On Wednesday, October 23, HANC High School's AP Government class attended a lecture at Hofstra University featuring State Senator Jessica Ramos.

As a child of two poor immigrants, Senator Ramos discussed how she entered into a career in politics in a very moving speech. She emphasized the importance of being active citizens in society, and the importance of being knowledgeable about community issues in order to contribute to causes that the students care about. The students were truly inspired by Senator Ramos’ passion and drive and gained insight into the politics in our state government in Albany.