Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Morris County Freeholders on April 22 hosted 22 students from high schools across the county, during the board’s annual Student Government Day.

The juniors and seniors met with the county administrator, the six county government department directors and the county’s constitutional officers. After observing a freeholder work session, the students lunched with the freeholders, who explained their responsibilities and the importance of county government.

“If we want our young people to become involved, they have to know how all levels of government works,” said Freeholder Director Gene F. Feyl. “We invite the students here to make them more aware of county government and the many services and programs it offers.”

The students who participated in the interactive Student Government Day program were selected by their high schools. All had expressed an interest in politics, government or current events.