Even before his graduation from Newark Academy, Greg Gilbert ’18 became the ﬁrst member of his class to hold an elected office. Greg was elected to a position on the Chatham Democratic Town Committee a few days before Commencement.
Greg is excited to help out his community in any way he can, and he views his role on the town committee as an opportunity to learn about local politics and gain insight into the inner workings of the Democratic Party. Now a freshman at Lafayette College, Greg plans to major in government and law. He also plans to get involved in some of Lafayette’s numerous community service organizations as well as some political action groups.
Greg credits his time at NA for his ability to take on such responsibilities at the start of his college career. “NA has taught me, through years of rigorous academics combined with multi-season athletics and various extracurriculars, to be able to budget my time, and to optimize my experience being a part of both the Lafayette community and Chatham’s Democratic Town Committee.”