Aaron Perrotta, 17, a junior from Scotch Plains and a member of the Greater Jersey Hudson River Region BBYO, was elected to BBYO’s international board last week at BBYO’s international convention. More than 100 teens from the Greater Jersey Hudson River Region BBYO joined thousands of other teens, educators, business leaders, celebrities, political figures, and philanthropists from around the world at the convention. The meeting, which took place in Baltimore over Presidents’ Day weekend, was one of the first large in-person meetings in the Jewish community since the pandemic began. There were extensive health and safety measures in place.
Aaron, who is a student at the Union County Academy for Information Technology, was elected as International AZA Mazkir (international secretary). In this role, he will be a part of a 12-member international teen board that will help organize BBYO’s vision for the coming year and provide leadership and support to teen leaders in local communities throughout the BBYO system.
“This opportunity to not only serve my community and the Jewish people, but also to leave a lasting legacy, is something I’m truly blessed to have,” Aaron said. “BBYO has left an impact on me, and I’m excited to be able to use my new platform to elevate the BBYO experience and leave an impact on others. Of course, I wouldn’t be where I am today as a leader and as a person without the family, professionals, advisors, and friends who have supported and coached me along this amazing journey.”
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