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LPS Speaker Series Goes Virtual for 2020-2021

The Law & Public Service Magnet Program at Colts Neck High School kicked off its 2020-2021 Speaker Series with retired Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Laura Mercandetti.

Agent Mercandetti spoke to the LPS students about how she became an FBI agent as well as what the role of the FBI is as a law enforcement agency.  She also spoke about her involvement in the investigation of the 9/11 Terror Attack, especially in New York City.  Her virtual presentation was riveting and students (both in class and remote) were able to ask a number of questions regarding her experiences and opinions.  This is the first of a full slate of virtual guest speakers that will be presenting to LPS students this school year.

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 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.

Retired FBI Special Agent Laura Mercandetti speaks with students virtually