Ben Gilman, a student at , was recently awarded first place in Senator Kemp Hannon’s 2012 “
The contest honors ideas for new laws, as conceived by local fifth and sixth grade students from schools in Hannon’s Senate District.
At Levittown Hall in Hicksville, the first place winners from each school were presented with a Citation from Hannon. Ben's proposed law reads as follows: “Junk food should not be served in schools. In the United States, there is a big problem with childhood obesity. Many children suffer with being overweight, which can cause many illnesses and health issues. By removing unhealthy food from schools, it will remove any temptation to eat them.”