PARSIPPANY — Students from Parsippany Hills High School participated in the Legislators Back-to-School Program on Wednesday, October 14 with Assemblyman Jay Webber and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce.
Assemblyman Webber and Assemblywoman DeCroce visited with the senior Institute for Political & Legal Education class of teacher Mr. Adam Pavese on Wednesday, October 14. With the students, the Assembly Members discussed their roles as Legislators and representatives of citizens and answered student questions about government and politics at the State and National levels.
Student questions touched on many topics, including Atlantic City, taxes, manufacturing jobs, and standardized testing.
With elections approaching and these seniors eligible to vote for the first time, Assemblyman Webber and Assemblywoman DeCroce emphasized that students should exercise their important right and civic duty to vote for representatives of their choosing.
“It is an honor and privilege to represent the residents of Parsippany, including its students, in the State Legislature.
The seniors asked informed and excellent questions, and I hope they remain encouraged in their involvement with New Jersey’s government,” stated Assemblyman Webber.
Assemblyman Webber was especially pleased to see student Jeffrey Hunt in the class. Jeffrey first became interested in public service when he attended the 2009 New Jersey Reagan Day, an annual tribute to the leadership of President Ronald Reagan founded and hosted by Assemblyman Webber.
Jeffrey Hunt is President of the Student Council at Parsippany Hills High School.
The America’s Legislators Back-to-School Program was founded in 1999 to educate students about our system of representative democracy. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) provides educational materials about representative democracy for legislators’ use in the presentations to K to 12 classes.
The bipartisan program, sponsored by NCSL’s Trust for Representative Democracy, encourages lawmakers to visit classrooms to help students understand and appreciate our system of representative democracy.