has honored two Plainview students with his "Rising Star" Leadership Award.
The two were Joshua Young of the Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, and Tamir Ossip of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County at Plainview.
Open to all sophomores and juniors in the Sixth Senate District, the Rising Star Leadership Award was created to honor outstanding students in five leadership categories: Academic, Athletic, Community, School, and Overall.
Matt Pelter, a student at was recently awarded first place in Hannon’s 2012 “There Ought To Be A Law” Competition. 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.
Matt's proposed law reads as follows: "All breeders and pet owners need to have their pets microchipped. It can help a person find the pet's owner should the pet be lost. People wouldn't be able to just drop unwanted pets on the street. It would help cut down the number of pets in shelters."