Legislator Cilmi Moderates Powerful Classroom Debate


Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi visited the high school’s Participation in Government classes on Dec. 4 to conduct a formal debate on the death penalty, presented by the East Islip School Business Partnership. Legislator Cilmi was the moderator for the debate, which showcased the vast amount of topical research that the students conducted beforehand.

“Legislator Cilmi was impressed by the knowledge of the students and pleased with their debate skills and questioning,” said teacher Bridget Lopiccolo. “We are very proud of the students and the work they did to participate in the debate. We also appreciate all the work that Legislator Cilmi did to help us with this very powerful lesson.”