Four Millburn/Short Hills High School Students Attend the American Legion Jersey Boys State

July 2, 2014 at 7:54 PM

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Four local high school rising seniors participated in the 69th session of American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS) at Rider University in June. Attending the program were Scott Barabander, Andrew Lama, Michael Tang and Seth Wasserman. The ALJBS is an action-oriented approach for teaching civics and government at the local, county and state level.

“It’s our honor to welcome 924 statesmen to Jersey Boys State,” said David Bagatelle, Director of ALJBS. “The Jersey Boys State record of producing our state’s leaders is strong including our current governor, Chris Christie, our senators, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, and many other political leaders.”

Statesmen had the opportunity to govern and interact with their peers from across New Jersey as they ran their own mythical 51st state of the union from June 22-27. Within 24 hours, each citydivided into political parties and elected a mayor and council from within their ranks. By the end of the session, statesmen had filled the ranks of local, county, the state legislature, municipal courts and elected two senators to serve at American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. later this summer.

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Highlights throughout the week included:

•  Notable speakers including Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Leonard Lance, CBS 3 Philadelphia’s Jessica Dean, US Senate candidate Jeffrey Bell, former Congressman Bob Inglis (SC), among many others;

•  A college fair featuring nearly 100 institutions from across the country;

•  Leadership and career seminars featuring business executives, military representatives, political consultants, law experts and journalists, among other professional experts;

•  Election of the 69th ALJBS Governor on Thursday, June 26; and

•  Election of two Boys Nation Senators on Friday June 27, who will represent New Jersey at the annual American Legion Boys Nation program in Washington D.C., from July 18-26, 2014.

Notable ALJBS alumni include Governor Christopher Christie (Boys Nation Senator, 1979), Senator Robert Menendez (1971), Senator Cory Booker (1986), Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (1967), Congressman Leonard Lance (1969) and Assemblyman Herbert Conaway (ALJBS Governor, 1980).

Statesmen in Attendance from Essex County (Alphabetical by Name) :

Haddy Abdelhady, Nutley, Legion Post #70

Isaiah Adams, West Orange, Legion Post #201

Yuval Alaluf, Livingston, Legion Post #201

Mujahid Ali, Montclair, Legion Post #251

Scott Barabander, Short Hills, Legion Post #140

Matthew Bott, Roseland, Legion Post #185

Chidozie Buruzie, West Orange, Legion Post #201

Edward Cohen, Montclair, Legion Post #251

Evan Eden, Montclair, Legion Post #251

Joseph Egan, Fairfield, Legion Post #185

Alex Elliot, West Orange, Legion Post #201

Carmelo Gabayeron, Union, Legion Post #201

Aidan Kelly, Livingston, Legion Post #201

Christopher Knighton, West Orange, Legion Post #201

Simeon Kornegay, Montclair, Legion Post #251

Andrew Lama, Millburn, Legion Post #140

Isaak Lindenbaum, Nutley, Legion Post #70

Malcolm Luck, Montclair, Legion Post #251

Daniel Mattei, West Caldwell, Legion Post #185

Jake Mulcik, West Caldwell, Legion Post #185

Jensen Noel Jeune, West Orange, Legion Post #201

Vincent Petracco, Nutley, Legion Post #70

Kristopher Schneider, West Caldwell, Legion Post #185

Bhavin Shah, Livingston, Legion Post #201

Hasnan Shah, Nutley, Legion Post #70

Michael Tang, Short Hills, Legion Post #201

Nicholas Tran, Nutley, Legion Post #70

David Villa, Nutley, Legion Post #70

Seth Wasserman, Short Hills, Legion Post #140

Juouan Willis, Montclair, Legion Post #251

Robert Zajac, Nutley, Legion Post #70

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