Hamilton’s Christian Bruni – One of Three Statewide Scholarship Winners in Local Government Essay Contest
Photograph: Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo congratulates Steinert High School graduate Christian Bruni, who was one the three statewide winners in this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leader Scholarship Competition, which seeks to promote the virtues of elected and volunteer members of local government. Bruni will attend Villanova University in the fall and plans to study Chemistry. (Photograph courtesy of Hamilton Township)
Recently, Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo congratulated Hamilton Township’s Christian Bruni, who was selected as one of the three statewide winners earlier this year for the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leader Scholarship Competition, which seeks to promote the virtues of elected and volunteer members of local government.
Bruni is a Steinert High School graduate, who will attend Villanova University in the fall and plans to study Chemistry.
Bruni and the two other statewide winners each received a $1000 scholarship. Their winning essays will appear in the October issue of New Jersey Municipalities magazine.
Bruni’s essay was selected as Hamilton’s winner by a township selection committee and advanced to the state semi-finalist and then winner’s round, where the League of Municipalities’ Scholarship Committee selected three winners. The final judges were New Jersey League of Municipalities’ First Vice President - Buena Vista Mayor Chuck Chiarello and League 2nd Vice President - Hampton Township Deputy Mayor Daniel Coranoto.
The annual contest, named in honor of Hawthorne Mayor Emeritus Louis Bay 2nd who actively participated in local government and the League of Municipalities for more than 60 years, was open to New Jersey high school juniors and seniors and asked students to write a 500-word essay focusing on the theme of “What My Mayor and Governing Body Do Best.”
The New Jersey League of Municipalities is a non-partisan, voluntary association, which serves and represents all of New Jersey’s 566 municipalities by working to help the cities and towns of our state to better govern themselves.