Ra honors Mineola Middle School student

Center: Winner Kaitlyn Goldman is pictured with her parents. Back Row, from Left to Right: Her teacher, Ms. Jenna Cavuto, Assistant Principal Amy Trojanowski, Principal Andrew Casale, Dean of Students Mr. Steve Benner, District Superintendent Dr. Michael Nagle and Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) Photo provided by state Assemblyman Ed Ra.

State Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) last week honored Kaitlyn Goldman, the winner of his annual “There Ought to Be a Law” contest.

The contest tasks local students with devising a legislative solution to a problem facing our society. Over 200 students participated in six different area schools.


Goldman attends Mineola Middle School. Her proposal would impose new regulations that reform the dog breeding process, a source of rampant animal cruelty.

  “I want to thank all of the students who participated this year. It’s heartening to hear so many great ideas from students who genuinely want to change society for the better. I hope they all stay engaged in the political process. I want to extend special congratulations to Kaitlyn Goldman for her compassionate bill that would protect dogs from inhumane conditions. She’s a credit to her family, her teachers and the Mineola Middle School community,” said Ra.

Her parents and school officials were on hand for the plaque presentation.


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