Neskie appointed as new junior supervisor in East Nottingham Township11/24/2020 01:50PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Lauren Neskie has been appointed to serve as a junior supervisor for East Nottingham Township. She will serve in this role until August of 2021.
District Judge Scott Massey officially swore in Neskie at the Nov. 10 meeting of the East Nottingham Township Board of Supervisors.
“I’m very honored to be selected,” Neskie said. “I just want to help the community in any way that I can.”
As a non-voting junior supervisor, Neskie will attend public township meetings that the supervisors are involved in. She can participate in discussions and will make regular reports to township officials about current events and concerns, especially as they relate to young people. Neskie can also share information about any township activities that are of interest with her peers. In her first meeting as a junior supervisor, she talked about how students are navigating their way through a school year that has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Neskie is a senior at Oxford Area High School where she is enrolled in multiple honors courses and AP courses.
She said that she has always been interested in government and politics, and that led her to seek the junior supervisor position.
Kelli Karlton, the township secretary for East Nottingham, said that there were three applicants who sought the junior supervisor position this year.
“The board had a hard time making a decision after conducting interviews because all three of the applicants were well qualified,” Karlton said.
Karlton added, “I work very closely with the student board member and feel very passionate about the program. I love that the Board of Supervisors continues to support the program every year. It gives the students a great opportunity to not only learn about local government, but work closely with adults and improve their public speaking. They learn about accountability, hard deadlines and real time issues.”
The township secretary also said that Lauren is already showing that she is a huge asset to East Nottingham Township.
At Oxford Area High School, Neskie is a participant in Oxford’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, serving as the historian this year. She is also the secretary of the school’s Interact Club. She was the parliamentarian for her class from 2017 to 2019.
In sports, she is the school record holder in diving (217.95), and was a league finals qualifier in the Javelin in 2019. She was a varsity cheerleader from 2017 to 2019, a volunteer gymnastics coach for two years, and also participated in marching band, concert band, and student government.
She has also worked as a lifeguard, an aquatics program instructor, and a child care associate at the YMCA in West Grove.
She is looking forward to serving her community as a junior supervisor.
Neskie said, “A goal I have as junior supervisor is to establish either a freshman mentorship program in the high school or a mentorship program for high schoolers to help the kids at the Lighthouse Youth Center with school-related work and activities.”