Focused on Current Events

The impact that today’s government and world politics has on individuals was the focus of this year’s Issues Forum at Bayport-Blue Point High School.

The event, which focuses on a different topic each year, centered on the current state of the union, mid-term elections, as well as foreign and domestic policy. This year’s panel consisted of seniors Sarah Barsch and Brooke Schultz, juniors Caroline Feustel and Matt Fish, humanities chairperson and program coordinator John Limperatos and social studies teacher Sean Meade. Fielding questions from moderator and school English teacher Matt McMullan, the panel shared their individual viewpoints and commented on a number of current events.

The event not only served as a mechanism to inspire outside discussion of classroom history topics, but also as a fundraiser for a senior scholarship in honor of former teacher and New York State Assemblyman Paul E. Harenberg. Over the past four events, the Issues Forum has raised more than $10,000 for this cause.