On Tuesday, our neighbors to the north decided to elect an 18-year-old Syosset High School senior to their Board of Education.
's landslide election, where he outdistanced his closest opponent by more than 2,000 votes, was remarkable even for stormy Syosset. His victory unleashed a frenzied media circus: Ringling Brothers meets William Randolph Hearst. The class president is national news.
Could something like that ever happen in Plainview?
What would it take for you to vote for a high school senior, no matter what fire storm had erupted on your Board of Ed., no matter how strong a candidate the student was?
What's going on in Syosset that such a thing could happen?
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