UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution in 1962 creating the UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM, a national initiative to provide a yearly opportunity for talented young people with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes and strengthen their resolve to pursue careers in public service. The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high-school students—two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity—during an intensive week-long educational program held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit based and highly competitive. In addition, each student receives a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS NAMED
Congratulations to the following students who were recently named as USSY scholarship finalists. On Saturday, November 23, 2013, each of these students was interviewed and took a government and constitution-based current events exam. The Department of Education hosted these students and their parents for a luncheon at the State Capitol as part of this special day in Harrisburg. Two state winners and two alternates were selected. PASC will announce them in December’s PASC NEWS.
All school nominees for the U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship will be invited to attend the PASC Student Summit in Harrisburg on February 23, 2014 along with other representatives from high schools across the state.
Wyatt Behringer Governor Mifflin High School District 13
Danielle Croner Boyertown High School District 13
Hannah Kim Parkland High School District 10
Stanley Marciniak III North Hills High School District 3
Colleen McGovern North Penn High School District 12
Patrick Newhart Dallas High School District 9
Brandon Posner Central Bucks East High School District 12
Xiomara Salazar Berwick High School District 7
Pooja Tivawala Bensalem High School District 12
Catherine Zhang North Allegheny High School District 3