Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham, D-Hudson, listens to testimony during the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee’s hearing on the FY 2011 Budget bills.

23 May: Cunningham Bill To Grant College Credit For Completion Of Jersey Boys And Girls State Programs Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Sandra Bolden Cunningham that would award college credit to high school students participating in the American Legion Jersey Boys State or the American Legion Auxiliary Jersey Girls State programs for successful completion of the governmental leadership course was approved today by the committee.

“The students chosen for the Jersey Boys State and Girls State excel both in terms of academics and leadership potential,” said Senator Cunningham, D-Hudson. “With an expressed interest in civics and our political system, they represent the elected officials and community leaders of tomorrow. In recognition of their hard work and commitment to public service, students who successfully complete these programs should be rewarded with credits that will help advance their college career.”