June 7, 2011 —
Miss Teen New York International, Kayla Rivera of Sullivan County, visited the Capitol on June 6.
Rivera became Miss Teen New York Internatioanal in October 2010in a pageant at the Villa Roma Hotel and Resort in Callicoon. Rivera, who takes classes At Sullivan County Community College, will be competing for the national title in Chicago in July this summer.
Rivera posted on her Facebook page: “Today I met with Senator Bonacic and discussed my platform. I also met with many more Senators from different districts across New York State. I was honored to meet Governor Cuomo, and I received a personal tour of the capitol and helped celebrate Italian-American Day with the Italian-American state legislators in the legislative office building. To end my day perfectly I was introduced on the senate floor, I took photos with many state legislators and was wished luck on my journey to Chicago.”