Chase Harrison - Millburn Board of Education Candidate
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • 8:53am
Chase Harrison is currently a senior at Millburn High School. As the first ever three-year captain of the Millburn Forensics Team, Chase is currently ranked second in the country for Extemporaneous Speech and is one of only a handful of competitors ever to appear in two national final rounds before their senior year. Chase is also a seven-year participant in Millburn's Peer Leadership program and is a three-year member of the Quiz Bowl team. He also is a four-year member of Millburn's Wind Ensemble and a seven-year member of the Band. Chase has worked as an intern for District 27 Assemblywoman and Education Committee member Mila Jasey and as secretary of the Millburn Environmental Commission. He recently worked as an assistant field manager for the Menendez re-election campaign.
Chase provides a rare opportunity for direct student representation on the Board. Although there is a Student Liaison Committee, having a student with the speaking and voting abilities of a member would serve as a catalyst to further student participation at Board meetings. Topping his agenda are issues central to student life such as student mental health, summer work, class size, STEM education, and block scheduling. Although the Board has worked to make improvements for teachers and administrators, policies that directly help our students are often marginalized. If elected, Chase is looking forward to working with the Board and providing oversight unique to a student who has been a product of the system at all levels and experienced firsthand the ramifications of the Board's decisions and policies. Although accustomed to discussing politics at a national and international level, Chase is excited to put the political theory he studies for Forensics into practice and will work hard to learn the ins and outs of finance and education policy.
Healthy and content students are paramount to maintaining our excellent schools and ensuring the long-term success of its graduates. Chase strives to create accessibility and respond to the concerns of both students and community members alike. Feel free to email him with questions and concerns at email@example.com.