Sean Scanlon - CT State Representative for Guilford and Branford

     The teacher who changed my life was Jim Powers, who still teaches at Guilford High School.  Jim was my Social Studies teacher at GHS my sophomore year.  He opened my eyes to the notion of community service, politics in particular, in such an effective way it changed the course of my life.  Because of him, I came to understand that I could make a difference in the world through government service.  That was a notion I had never considered before and a notion that I have held onto ever since and which has guided me through each step of my life.