School start times, the state budget crisis, local employment opportunities for teenagers, technology and infrastructure at Ridgefield High School, and the cost of cafeteria food and parking passes were just some of the topics Ridgefield High School’s government and politics students presented at the RHS’s 56th Annual Candidates Assembly on Oct. 24.
All five of the candidates seeking election for the Board of Finance and seven of the eight candidates seeking election for the Board of Education were present for the long-standing tradition of a debate leading up to Election Day. Questions submitted by senior class Politics and Government students were asked by a student Press Corps, and the debate was moderated and timed by fellow classmates. The candidates for the Board of Finance who were in attendance were Sean Connelly, Mary Heiser, Amy Macartney Freidenrich, Dick Moccia and Michael Raduazzo. The candidates for the Board of Education who were in attendance were Carina Borgia-Drake, David Cordisco, Kaitlyn Hayes, Kathleen Holz, Scott Preston, Doug Silver and Margaret Stamatis.