House Republican Leader Themis Klarides recently was the keynote speaker for the Northeast Junior State of America event held in Stamford. Rep. Klarides talked about the legislative session and the importance of young adults becoming involved in politics.
The Junior State of America (JSA) is a student-run organization that cultivates democratic leadership skills, challenges one another to think critically, advocates their own opinions, develops respect for opposing views and learns to rise above self-interest to promote the public good. JSA is committed to developing a diverse, cross-section of young leaders for a democratic society.
From Left to Right, Ryan Anastasio, Amity H.S., ECR Vice Mayor Patrick Burland, Amity H.S., State Rep. Themis Klarides, Melanie Lust, Staples H.S., Lindsay Dry, Staples H.S.