Each year, the Paramus ELKS under the leadership of Chip Morgan come to the Paramus Borough Hall where they showcase student government with students from West Brook and East Brook Middle Schools. This year, Marco Aranda was the Junior Mayor, Junior Councilpeople were Sophie Grigolo, Eric Rosenberg, Candice Belina, Marissa Ferrara, Sujaan Sanghevi and Alexander Epstein.
Coached by their senior counterparts, they selected the following: Police Chief Brenda Hall, Fire Chief Ryan McGeary, Borough Attorney Suzanna Link, Tax Collector Sariah Abbasi, Health Officer Francesca DePalo, Building Inspector Joseph Pierro, Recreation Commissioner Lillian Lipovetsky, Municipal Judge Sydney Driscoll, Shade Tree Commissioner Marissa Bruno and Borough Administrator Nicholette Kafersmith. Instructed by Mayor Richard LaBarbiera, the students enjoyed their stint as the Paramus Junior government.
After the ceremonies, Chip Morgan had them return to the Paramus ELKS Lodge on Route 17 North where further festivities were held. Assemblywoman Connie Wagner joined them there.