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3/3/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sen. Cano, Rep. Alzate and Pawtucket delegation to host female students for International Women’s Day
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Sandra Cano, Rep. Karen Alzate and the Pawtucket delegation of the General Assembly will be hosting three female Pawtucket students at the State House to serve as “Legislators for the Day” in honor of International Women’s Day.
On Tuesday, March 7, the three students will join the legislators for a tour of the building and a view into the inner workings of state government.  The students will join the legislators as they conduct their day in the State House and will also meet with Rhode Island’s General Officers.  The students and legislators will also hold a meet and greet luncheon at 12 p.m. in the Senate Lounge where the students will be recognized for their academic achievements.
Resolutions honoring the three “legislators for the day” will be introduced during the House and Senate sessions.
“These three students are exceptional young women and we are very eager to show them what life at the State House is like and the incredible amount of good one can do for their community when serving up here.  International Women’s Day is a time to recognize the significant and impressive accomplishments of women in our lives and history, but that also includes the women leaders of tomorrow, like our three new legislators for the day,” said Senator Cano, Chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee, and Representative Alzate, Chairwoman of the House Special Legislation Committee.
The students, Hawawou Barry from Tolman High School, Catherine Nobre from Shea High School and Princess Appiah from Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Arts, were selected through an essay contest that is offered every year to the students of Pawtucket in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
Along with Senator Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) and Representative Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket, Central Falls), the Pawtucket delegation includes Sens. Meghan E. Kallman (D-Dist. 15, Pawtucket, Providence), Jonathon Acosta (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket) and Robert Britto (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) and Reps. Cherie L. Cruz (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket), Jennifer A. Stewart (D-Dist. 59, Pawtucket), Leonela Felix (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket), Mary Duffy Messier (D-Dist. 62, Pawtucket), Brianna E. Henries (D-Dist. 64, East Providence, Pawtucket) and House Majority Whip Katherine S. Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence, Pawtucket).

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903