Senior Helps Inform Education Policy

Christopher Benos (Chesterfield ‘14) has co-authored a paper on ways to improve Virginia’s high schools of the future. The paper will serve as a resource to the Secretary, the Governor and the General Assembly to outline new innovations for classrooms and schools.

Since early this year, Benos has served as an intern to Laura Fornash, Virginia’s Secretary of Education. After meeting Secretary Fornash when she visited MLWGS in March, Benos expressed his interest in matters of education policy and ways to improve education in the Commonwealth, and volunteered to be of service to the Secretary. Benos was then given the opportunity to research and write outside of the school’s curricular offerings.


As the Secretary’s intern over the past several months, Benos has also participated in several educational symposiums and authored a white paper which was presented to the Governor.