Herkimer Central School District students in teacher Caroline Lampert’s civics class recently met with Herkimer Mayor Dana Sherry as part of their capstone project examining the safety and efficiency of the school roadways and parking lots.
Herkimer senior Kiarra Cisco, senior Torri Nalaskowski and junior Alex Collis are working toward their Seal of Civic Literacy, a New York state initiative that requires students to identify and address an issue or problem in their school or community.
For their project on school roadways and parking lots, Cisco, Nalaskowski and Collis identified and documented problem areas, conducted surveys and met with school leaders. Because several concerns involved Church Street, the students brought these issues to Sherry, who welcomed them for a meeting on Friday, Oct. 28.
“She gave the students a quick tour of the village offices, listened to their concerns and discussed follow-up plans to address their questions,” Lampert said. “Thank you, Mayor Sherry, for helping us continue to build connections between the village and the high school.”
Herkimer Central School District students in teacher Caroline Lampert’s civics class meet with Herkimer Mayor Dana Sherry on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Herkimer village offices. From left: Herkimer senior Kiarra Cisco, Herkimer senior Torri Nalaskowski, Sherry and Herkimer junior Alex Collis.