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(3rd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – In recognition of her leadership and dedication, Assemblywoman Celeste Riley has been named a “Hometown Hero” by Cumberland Regional High School.
Riley was chosen as someone who “embodies integrity, citizenship and has given back to his or her community.”
“It’s an honor to be chosen as a Hometown Hero by the youth of my district,” said Riley (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). “I am thrilled by this honor and chance to interact with the students, but I also realize that many, many New Jerseyans are hometown heroes who give back to their communities each and every day. That spirit has never been more important, and I would encourage everyone to embrace it.”
The Hometown Hero project is a vital part of the high school’s freshman seminar and senior mentoring course. As part of the project, students select a “hero” in their community, meet and interview them and examine their path to success.
The project is capped by a presentation on the hero and a reception, which is scheduled for Friday.
According to the school, the “project not only encourages our students to learn more about our community members, but it provides them with a role model to emulate and a pathway to follow.”
“I’m humbled and proud to represent the residents of the 3rd Legislative District, and if my service helps inspire a young person to also engage in community service and help others, that can only be a good thing,” Riley said. “Fortunately, these students seem already well on their way toward the road to success and a commitment to community service.”
Riley has represented the 3rd Legislative District since 2009. The Bridgeton resident is an elementary school teacher in Greenwich Township.
For more information on Friday’s ceremony, please call (856) 455-1011.