Provided by Cinnaminson Middle School Student Senate advisor Melissa DeClementi
Cinnaminson Middle School students filled in for members of the Board of Education this week, as part of the district’s annual “Youth In Board Service Day.”
Student Senate officers and eighth grade representatives, along with Students Senate advisors Melissa DeClementi and Kristin DePhilippo, had the opportunity to meet with the board and district administrators on Tuesday. The day included a meeting with board members, including President Jean Cohen, Pamela Crepps and Harry Shea.
The participants were also given a tour of the administrative offices by Superintendent Salvatore Illuzzi, assistant superintendent Terry Luxenberg, and business administrator Thomas Egan. Following the tour, the students rehearsed their speaking roles for the board meeting.
In the evening, the students returned to the middle school to put their practice into action and actually run the board of education meeting. Student Senate President Max Adams acted as Board of Education President Jean Cohen and led the meeting. Each participant had a speaking role and did an excellent job representing the members of the board of education.
The following is a list of participants (and their counterparts on the board):
Max Adams — Jean Cohen, president
Ryan Bergen — Jacqueline Plunkett, vice president
Ava Littlewood — Pam Crepps
George Snedden — Laura Fitzwater
Matt Abrams — James Herschel
Nicole Marris — Stephen Kenny
Molly Feldner —James J. McGuckin, Jr.
Justin Arnold — Harry E. Shea
Corrine Burman — Dolores Woodington
Matt O’Brien — Salvatore Illuzzi, superintendent
Matt Stavalone — Terry Luxenberg, assistant superintendent
Ashleigh D’Arcy — Thomas Egan, business administrator
Madelynn Thompson — board of education liaison