Daniel Vernick Receives Award from BDTC

The Belmont Democratic Town Committee is pleased to announce that at their June meeting, it voted to make a cash award to Daniel Vernick in recognition of his work on various local campaigns and his acceptance to the Young Democrats of America’s High School Leadership Academy in Washington, DC this summer. Daniel, a sophomore at Belmont High School, was chosen as one of only 48 high school students from across the country to attend this unique four-day summer camp that will focus on developing the next generation of Democratic Party leaders.  Students will participate in leadership workshops and policy panels and will be introduced to the nation’s top Democratic elected officials and Party leaders. The YDA will provide an inside view of elections, the media, campaign finance, grassroots organizing, interest groups, the legislative process and careers in politics.

Daniel has worked on a variety of campaigns in Belmont, including that of 2012 Selectman candidate Dan Scharfman.  “He’s committed, clear, asks good and penetrating questions. He’s also versatile – whether it’s the simple but critical stuff like holding signs on cold days, or more complex tasks like writing a strong letter to the editor, Daniel is always ready to volunteer and always follows through on his promises” said Scharfman.

The Belmont DTC is proud to encourage Daniel’s interest in the political process by making this award, which will cover the registration fee for the academy.