EBHS students host State Rep Special Final Debate March 24
East Boston High School, student run, student moderated East Boston, First
Suffolk District State Representative Special General Election candidate debate
scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at East Boston High School, 5:30p.m.-7:30
p.m in the EBH auditorium The auditorium doors open at 5:30p.m. The debate will
begin at 6:00pm.
This year, East Boston High School teacher, Patrick Morse's debate class
students studied non-partisan local and state issues this fall to prepare for
the first known East Boston High School student lead and moderated non-partisan
State Representative candidate forum. The winner of the 2014 fall general
election, State Representative Carlo Basile vacated the East Boston seat to
accept a position in newly elected Governor Charlie Baker's administration.
The EBH debate class student team moderated a Special Primary Election EBH
classrooms candidates forum earlier this year. All five primary candidates
participated. Now the debate class is moderating a 3rd debate. The candidates
both East Boston natives, Adrian Madaro-Democrat, Joanne Pomodoro-Independent
will participate in the student moderated debate Tuesday evening. All East
Boston Voters are invited to attend.
Two students from the debate class will moderate the forum. Debate attendees
will have an opportunity to submit questions to the students prior to the debate
for consideration. This fall,
The Commonwealth Lobby (CL), a non-partisan volunteer voter registration-voter
education organization initiated the collaboration with the East Boston High
School debate class teacher and class in preparation of the on-campus student
lead and moderated forums and debates. The students hope to get the answers they
need to help inform East Boston young voters and the East Boston community on
and off campus before Election Day on Tuesday, March 31.
Each candidate will have equal time to introduce their campaign and candidacy to
attendees before the EBH student moderators ask the candidates questions. This
momentous civic engagement on-campus student lead and moderated forum provides
students with an opportunity to learn how to moderate a non-partisan forum and
debate, explore non-partisan contemporary local and state issues, civically
engage face to face with the candidates and the community. Both state
representative candidates, Mr. Madaro and Ms. Pomodoro enthusiastically support
the EBH on-campus student civic effort.