Election Results 2014: “In With the New!” 20-Year-Old Vincent Accettola Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Win A Board of Education Seat in New Jersey’s Largest Regional High School District

COLTS NECK, N.J., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty year old Vincent Accettola became the youngest person ever to win a seat on the Board of Education for the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). Accettola, a Colts Neck native and a product of New Jersey public schools, is a 2012 graduate of Biotechnology High School (BTHS) where he graduated at the top of his class. BTHS is ranked as the #1 public high school in NJ and #11 in the nation by US News & World Report. Accettola is currently a junior at Yale University majoring in psychology and neuroscience.

Accettola believes that his age will serve as an advantage by offering the Board a unique perspective as someone who recently experienced the educational system first hand. Said Accettola: “These past few years have allowed my ideas and opinions to germinate, especially on the topic of how to effectively prepare students for college in the modern age.”

Though Accettola will continue his studies and plans to attend law school upon graduation, he is fully committed to serving on the Board and to making Freehold Regional High School District the number one ranked district in New Jersey. Accettola said that among his top priorities is his desire to increase visibility for the district’s magnet programs and support new technology and global education initiatives.

Accettola cites his recent role as the lead academic coordinator for the W Academy as valuable experience for his current endeavor. The W Academy is an ongoing summer program which is held in New Jersey and designed to aid immigrating high school students in their transition to the American education system. Said Accettola: “I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel the world at young age, and one thing I have always seen from parents is their unyielding hope of securing better futures for their children through education. It’s universal. For those that I’m serving, I’m honored to help crystallize that hope into a reality.”

Posted: November 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Election Results 2014: “In With the New!” 20-Year-Old Vincent Accettola Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Win A Board of Education Seat in New Jersey’s Largest Regional High School District”

  1. Jim Granelli said at 9:34 am on November 6th, 2014:

    The young are surely our future. The millenials are turning away from Obama because they have been lied to and don’t trust the government snooping on them like the NSA fodder.

    They are ours to win the hearts and minds of if we are willing to invest in that effort.

    Witness also 18 year old Saira Blair who won a seat in West Virginia. That takes work, the kind of work that we need in our party.

    These kinds of “young un’s” are intelligent and energetic, vs the mind numb robots turned out by our liberal institutions that feed them pap.

    The Republican Party needs to ramp up this kind of outreach. We need to make sure they CLEARLY know what Republicans stand for, especially freedom.

  2. Proud Republican said at 9:49 am on November 6th, 2014:

    While this great and he should be commended I didn’t see anything about costs or the effect of education on property taxes. idealism is great but there is a physical reality that he has to deal with.

  3. Proud Republican said at 9:53 am on November 6th, 2014:

    Should be fiscal reality

  4. Jim Granelli said at 9:53 am on November 6th, 2014:

    To illustrate the difference between well educated and thinking young people like the above examples, here’s what liberalized education is turning out:


    “Stuck on Stupid” is no way to grow up honey.

    But, with people like this; the future is surely ours if we work hard at recruiting quality young people with intelligent minds.

  5. Bob English said at 5:48 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    I think its neat having a younger person on the board…..brings a unique perspective based on recent experiences.

  6. Steve Adams said at 10:36 pm on November 6th, 2014:

    Hi Vincent-
    Congratulations. Best of luck with your effort to insure your schools are effective. There is no more important responsibility or more important elected public position in my opinion. Its also not a place for politics. Good luck.
    -Steve Adams