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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Speaks at High Tech High & Birmingham Charter High School


Oct 21, 2011
Press Release

Thumbnail image for DSC_0044web (3).jpgCongressman Sherman Chats With Students at High Tech High

Sherman Oaks, CA – Earlier this week, Congressman Brad Sherman spoke to the entire student body of both High Tech High School and Birmingham Charter High School in Lake Balboa.  Sherman has routinely hosted town hall meetings for students during his time in Congress, including multiple events at nearly every public and private high school in the West San Fernando Valley.
On Wednesday, Sherman spoke about many federal issues including education, national debt, and military academies and internship opportunities in the Congressman’s Sherman Oaks and Washington, DC offices. Sherman also responded to questions on a wide range of issues including economic policy, immigration reform, college loans and the future of the high tech job market.

“It’s an honor to speak before a group of such promising young scholars,” said Congressman Sherman.  “Schools like High Tech High and Birmingham Charter School are developing the type of skills that will lead American innovation into the next century.  Meetings like this are critical to the public policy process. They provide an opportunity for me to hear about the most pressing concerns of young Californians, and to elaborate on the work for students that my colleagues and I are tackling in Congress.  These students contributed to substantive conversations on a variety of issues that are important to the community.  I thank all the students and faculty for their participation in the meeting.”

After speaking with the students, Congressman Sherman presented the principal of High Tech High, Marsha Rybin, and the principal of Birmingham Charter, Marsha Coates, with a flag flown over the United States Capitol.  Sherman also recognized Wendy Gonzalez, an exceptional student at Birmingham Charter High School, and presented her with a certificate for her outstanding dedication to the community and commending her civic engagement.

Congressman Sherman directed the students to contact his Sherman Oaks office at (818) 501-9200 for further assistance with federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education.  He encouraged students and their families to visit his website ( for more helpful information.

IMG_0828 (3).JPGCongressman Sherman presents Principal Coates with a Flag from the US Capitol at Birmingham Charter High School