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Mount students learn challenges, opportunities of democracy and democratization

December 16, 2016
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Two Mount Saint Mary College students delved into “Democracy and Democratization: Challenges and Opportunities” at the annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA), hosted at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

History-political science majors Brigitte Leyva of Hyde Park, N.Y. and Nirmala Singh of Middletown, N.Y. joined about 200 other students at the four-day conference, which challenged participants to immerse themselves in many aspects of U.S. democracy and policy with other college students and professionals from around the country. SCUSA is the largest conference of its kind in the world and is held at West Point every fall.

When they weren’t discussing democracy, delegates visited U.S. Army cadets in their barracks and got an inside look at life in the U.S. Military Academy.

RIGHT: Nirmala Singh of Middletown, N.Y. (left) and Brigitte Leyva of Hyde Park, N.Y. recently attended the annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, hosted at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.