Assemblyman Jon Bramnick has introduced the "New Jersey Statesman/Stateswoman of The Year" award. The award, exclusively for high school seniors, will be given to a student who demonstrates aptitude in selflessness and dedication to helping others in their community. Teachers will have the opportunity to nominate a student who fits these criteria by filling out a short form explaining the student's attributes.
 
"The Statesman of The Year award is a fitting honor for students who are committed to serving others and contribute to the greater good of society," said the award's sponsor Assemblyman Bramnick, R- Union, Morris, Somerset and Essex. "The award will be a symbol of the student's hard work as they prepare to enter college in the fall."
 
One senior student per high school will be given the award. At the graduation ceremony, the student will receive a commendation from the New Jersey Legislature.