gme #70 04/12/10
OCEAN COUNTY HOSTS 63rd ANNUAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT DAY
TOMS RIVER – The 63rd Annual Student Government Day in Ocean County is scheduled for Thursday, April 29 to be
held at the County Government Complex in downtown Toms River.
Student Government Day is the combined effort of the Ocean County American Legion and Auxiliary, the Board of
Chosen Freeholders and local high schools. Its purpose is to promote an awareness of government and interest in
“Student Government Day provides our high school students with an opportunity to learn about some of the
functions of county government,” said Freeholder Director James F. Lacey. “We provide a host of services to the
growing population of this county and this is one way students can find out first hand what we do”.
The event was started as a local extension of the National and New Jersey Girl and Boy’s State, which teaches
students about those levels of government. More than 50 students from high schools throughout Ocean County are
expected to participate in the half-day event by spending time in various departments including the Office of the
County Clerk, Corrections Department, and the Courts. Students also will have an opportunity to vote on a standard
Election Board voting machine.
The day is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. in Room 119 in the Ocean County Administration Building, Hooper
Avenue, here. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit will provide a demonstration at 9:15 a.m. after which
students will break into groups and visit each participating department.