When he is isn’t studying for his next IB exam or starring in a George School theater production, Cooper Feiner ’20 is busy bringing important issues to the attention of Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick.
Cooper was selected to be the liaison for the George School student body earlier this year after completing an application and having an interview with the congressman’s staff. “My history teacher, Sara Shreve-Price, encouraged me to apply,” said Cooper. “I was surprised when I heard that I was selected, but I am also happy and honored to be representing the school.”
Cooper, along with at least one student representing every high school in the district, meet with Congressman Fitzpatrick quarterly. “We talk about the issues that are important to us,” said Cooper. “Things like mental health and the lack of financial literacy programs available to our generation, ways to make college more affordable, and how not having a social security safety net affects us. It’s been great to have a forum to share these concerns.”
Congressman Fitzpatrick has planned a trip this summer for him and the students to travel to Washington, DC and meet with other politicians. “He asked us for a list of the people we would like to meet and talk to, and he is working on getting some of them to meet with us. I am really looking forward to it and to continuing to represent George School.”