VALHALLA, N.Y. – Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino visited Kensico Elementary School in Valhalla for a special assembly for students
A group of fourth graders from the school visited Albany earlier this month, and after Astorino met with them, teacher Sharon Kleinbaum and principal Matt Curran asked if he would be willing to visit the school to help deepen the students' understanding of politics.
Students from 3rd grade through 5th grade attended the assembly, where they watched a county-created video that explained Astorino's background, how the county is ran, and elements of Astorino's job.
After that, students and Astorino participated in a question and answer session, where he discussed various topics, including the different branches of government, and the responsibilities of the legislative, judicial and executive branches.
Other discussion topics included the future of Rye Playland amusement park and how all aspects of government are controlled.
Astorino also talked more about his background and how a case of mononucleosis led to the end of his athletic career, and the beginning of his political life.
“Something bad, all of a sudden, became something good,” Astorino said to the students. “Two good things came out of one bad thing. You might have a bad day, but something good will come out of it. You can do whatever you want to do. Do what you like.”