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CNHS Sophomore Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from 12th Legislative District Senator

Brandon Popescu, a sophomore at Colts Neck High School, received a Certificate of Appreciation from New Jersey Senator Samuel D. Thompson (12th Legislative District).  Brandon, a student in the Law & Public Service Magnet Program, interned on a full-time basis over the summer for Senator Thompson.

As an intern, Brandon was privileged to attend several legislative sessions at the State House, interacted with the constituency, discussed and debated proposed bills with the Senator and his Chief of Staff, and corresponded directly with numerous state agencies and bodies on behalf of Senator Thompson's office.

The Law and Public Service Magnet Program is a rigorous program geared toward highly motivated students with demonstrated interests and abilities in history, politics, government, law, volunteerism, and leadership. Skills targeted for development include: problem-solving, critical thinking, reading, and writing, oral communication, research, and organization. The values of citizenship, justice, and service serve as the foundation for academic study. Students study history as it relates to the development of the United States and the evolution of world societies and governments. Students will explore political thought, ethical philosophy, and leadership theory. Special attention is given to New Jersey history and civic affairs. Skills and knowledge are enhanced by active experiences in volunteerism and public service on the school, local, state and national levels. Career opportunities are explored during externships in government offices, volunteer agencies, and law-related institutions.

Brandon with Senator Thompson