Thursday, March 26th, 2015
The Morris County Freeholders on March 24 hosted 31 students from public and private high schools across the county during the board’s annual Student Government Day.
The students, who ranged from sophomores to seniors, met with and had the opportunity to question the county administrator, the five county government department directors, Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Sheriff Edward Rochford among others, all of whom explained their responsibilities to the students as well as the importance of county government.
This year’s program was conducted in the county’s Public Safety Complex on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany, where the students had the chance to see firsthand the county’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communication Center as well as the Sheriff’s Forensic Lab.
The freeholders conduct the program for high school students each year to make them more aware of county government, the role it plays in their lives and the many programs and services it offers.
The students who participated in the interactive Student Government Day program were selected by their high schools, and had all expressed an interest in politics, government or current events.