Posted Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Morris County Freeholders on April 25 hosted 20 students from high schools across the county during the board’s annual Student Government Day.

The students, who ranged from freshmen to seniors, met with and had the opportunity to question the county administrator and assistant administrator, the five county government department directors, First Assistant Prosecutor 

Freeholders Host High School Students
(l-r)  Teacher Linda Norman, students
Marianna Poccia and Rachel Mills, all of Morris
Catholic High School, and freeholders Kathy
DeFillippo and Doug Cabana. 

Thomas A. Zelante, Sheriff Edward Rochford and freeholders Douglas Cabana, Kathy DeFillippo and Hank Lyon, 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 new 9-1-1 Emergency Communication Center as well as the Sheriff’s new 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.