The Memorial Middle School participants concluded the annual Youth Month initiative with a visit from a few of their adult Borough counterparts: Mayor Keith Kazmark, Councilman Gary Holloway, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michele Pillari, Alfred Baumann Library Director Linda Hoffman, Recreation Director Kelly Spinalli, and Department of Public Works Superintendent John Pietrowski Jr. Students received certificates of participation and a goodie bag, as well as cupcakes.
Youth Month kicked off on May 5 with a virtual visit from Mayor Kazmark to all eighth graders. He described the program and its similarities to running for a real office. Students received descriptions of the jobs for which they could run in an election by their peers.
Following elections at school, the students selected for the positions were able to see their local government in action on May 19, when the elected students took part in the Council meeting via Zoom.