Brown Appoints RPV Teen to Board of Education

  • 07/16/2013
  • Reporters Desk

SACRAMENTO – On July 7, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his appointments Jesse Zhang, 16, of Rancho Palos Verdes, to the California State Board of Education.

Zhang is a student at the California Academy of Math and Science and has been an intern for the Port of Long Beach, Department of Finance since 2013. He has been vice president of the Junior State of America’s chapter at California Academy of Math and Science and a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation since 2012. Zhang has held multiple positions on the California Academy of Math and Science student council since 2011, including sophomore class president, commissioner of athletics and commissioner of beautification. Zhang was a volunteer adult exhibit interpreter at the Aquarium of the Pacific from 2011 to 2012.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Zhang is not registered to vote.

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