Since the birth of our country, the cornerstone of the American dream has been opportunity. In the 21st century, access to that opportunity requires access to a high quality education system that allows students to compete in the global economy. We have a duty to provide everyone with access to a robust educational pipeline from preschool through high school to ensure that they have the opportunity to grow and pursue their full potential.
Finally, the key to achieving success in a modern economy is higher education. American students have access to the best higher educational opportunities available, including traditional four year colleges, apprenticeships and other technical training; but they deserve the opportunity to improve their career prospects without becoming burdened by debt.
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Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced the establishment of the Congressional School to Service (CSS) Program. The program celebrates the decision of high school seniors to serve in the U.S. military after graduation and awards them a certificate of commendation and red, white, and blue honors cords to wear at their graduation ceremonies. The program’s 2022 cohort counts 116 high school seniors from New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District as members.
Many students from Cherry Hill were recognized for their achievements in recent weeks.
Many of the organizations that noted the students' achievements were made up of experts, advisers and similar professionals in the areas the students were recognized.
On May 10, Our Community Salutes recognized the following students who plan to intend to enter the military immediately after high school graduation:
Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) celebrated four high achieving students from New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District for receiving the Rhodes Scholarship and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship winner, Veronica Lucian of Mickleton, is a U.S. Military Academy cadet who Congressman Norcross nominated to West Point in 2018.
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today led the charge as an original co-leader of the Reopening and Rebuilding America’s Schools Act, which would address chronic neglect of America’s public schools by investing $130 billion in rebuilding physical and digital school infrastructure.
Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the below statement following the introduction of the Diversifying Paths to Apprenticeships Act (H.R. 7342).
This week, Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) visited the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill to celebrate the $250,000 in community project funding he secured for the Jewish Federation of South Jersey to provide technology education for seniors.
“It is gratifying that Senators Booker and Menendez and Congressman Donald Norcross are advocating for the needs of New Jersey residents during these difficult times.”
“This is about creating the next generation of worker for the offshore wind industry,” Norcross said after the ceremony. “New Jersey will have the largest offshore wind manufacturing plant in the country. What does that mean for our constituents? Jobs, clean energy, affordable energy.”
“It’s about jobs and a career; it’s about education and it’s about security,” Norcross said. “Imagine the world today 20 years from now and what our economy is going to look like based on clean power. It’s about giving opportunities to kids who want to go to school and succeed, whether you’re a welder or an engineer.”
Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and father of a veteran, announced and congratulated the region’s 2022 congressional nominees for the United States service academies.