Posted Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The Morris County Freeholders on April 13 hosted 23 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, the county’s constitutional officers and the freeholders, all of whom explained their responsibilities to the students as well as the importance of county government.

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

The students also heard a presentation on Internet Safety by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

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.

Students from the Academy of St. Elizabeth, the Morris County School of Technology, and Boonton, Dover, Hanover Park, Jefferson, Morristown, Randolph, Roxbury, West Morris Central and Whippany Park high schools participated.