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  U.S Senate Youth Program

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 (DoDEA) — during an intensive week-long educational program held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student also receives a one-time $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

To learn more about the program, visit https://ussenateyouth.org/.

To read more regarding participant rules and Code of Conduct, visit https://ussenateyouth.org/selection_process_rules/.


Congratulations to the 2021 United States Senate
Youth Delegates and Alternates.



  Sean-Patrick Hurst,
Yates Center High School, Woodson USD 366 

Seth Christopher Jarvis,
Burlington High School, Burlington USD 244


Charles Birt, Shawnee Mission East High School, Shawnee Mission USD 512

Sean Wentling, Derby High School, Derby USD 260



  • Andrew Figueiredo, Wichita High School East USD 259

  • Jared Long, Beloit Jr/Sr High School USD 273


  • Brennan Cummings, Baxter Springs High  USD 508 

  • Chandler Burrow, Rolla High School USD 217


  • John Campbell, Mill Valley High School USD 232

  • Tel Wittmer, Holton High School USD 336


  • Zachary Vega, Wichita High School USD 259

  • Grant Daily Andover Central High School USD 385


  • Jaron Caffrey, Haven High School USD312 

  • Sandhya Ravikumar, Lawrence Free State High USD 497


  • Phillip Pyle, Eudora High School USD 491

  • Benjamin Wright, Abilene High School USD 435


  • Eli Blaufuss, Newton High School USD 373

  • Benjamin Sawaya, Blue Valley SW High School USD 229


  • Benjamin Suh Jin Willits Posch, Eudora High School USD 491

  • Alejandro Rangel-Lopez, Dodge City High School USD 443


  • Elizabeth Kim, Manhattan High School USD 229

  • Benjamin Posch, Eudora High School USD 491 


  • Matthew Inman, Erie High School USD 101

  • Reed Krewson, Blue Valley Southwest High School USD 229 



Important Documents: 


2022 U.S. Senate Youth Application 

Applications Due October 8, 2021

2022 U.S Senate Youth Brochure

How to Prepare for the Examination

Questions about this page contact:

Tamla Miller
(785) 296-4950


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