Chamlin Rosen Uliano & Witherington Awards 10th Annual Scholarship – Jessica Anne Buriani
The law firm of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano and Witherington recently awarded its 10th annual college scholarship in the amount of $500 to Jessica Anne Buriani of West Long Branch. Jessica was awarded this scholarship based upon recognition of her essay from among the countless essay contest submissions. Students were challenged to answer, “If I had the power to change or modify an existing law or draft a new law, I would ask the governor to sign the following.” Jessica felt compelled to bypass the governor and state policy and proposed a change to legislation that would alter the way our country elects its president by abolishing the Electoral College. Her meaningful essay touched on flaws inherent in the current electoral process that involve issues related to our voting youth and the nature of our country’s political culture, as well as our country’s role in international politics.
A senior at Shore Regional High School, where she has been a National Honor Society member and on the High Honor Roll since 2006, Jessica has a record of significant involvement in her class’s extracurricular activities. She has been a star athlete, playing on the tennis and lacrosse teams, earning a varsity letter, and was captain her senior year. She has participated in Model United Nations for three years as well as Mock Trial for four years. Further, she has participated in Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) and was a senior editor for her class yearbook. Her record of community service includes involvement with the Interactive Service Club, the Ronald McDonald House and the West Long Branch Food Pantry. Jessica has also found time to be active at her synagogue, Congregation B’Nai Israel, studying and participating in services and youth groups.
With almost 40 years of experience, the law firm of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington provides expert legal advice in the areas of negligence and personal injury, divorce, criminal law, commercial and residential real estate, workers’ compensation, employment law and estate planning, in addition to many other aspects of both personal and business-related legal needs. Located at 268 Norwood Avenue in West Long Branch, all of the firm’s partners, attorneys and staff are excited to recognize Jessica for her essay’s thoughtful legislative proposal and for her excellent performance in academics, athletics and community service. She is wished the best of luck in her future studies.