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Pelham Student Wins There Ought To Be A Law Contest For Hearing Aid Bill

There Ought to be a Law contest winner Pelham Middle School student Sarah Jane O'Connor introduced her bill for state-mandated hearing aid insurance coverage at the New York State Assembly.
There Ought to be a Law contest winner Pelham Middle School student Sarah Jane O'Connor introduced her bill for state-mandated hearing aid insurance coverage at the New York State Assembly. Photo Credit: Pelham School District

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham Middle School garnered two wins in State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, (88th District) There Ought to be a Law Contest.

The winners are Sarah Jane O'Connor, first place who proposed state mandated insurance coverage for basic hearing aids and James Nespole, third place, who proposed the creation of a Good Samaritan Law to protect people who took action saving children left unattended in a hot car.

For the contest, Paulin called upon middle school students in grades 6 to 8 living in Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Broxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains, to create a bill. The students had to write an essay that describes their proposed idea for a law.

The winners joined Paulin at the State Capital to present their proposed law to members of the New York State Assembly.

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