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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.

Update: The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week Online will be held Sunday, March 14, 2021 thru Thursday March 18, 2021. Two students from each state will be selected to attend the online program and each will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship. Attending the entire Washington Week ONLINE public service and leadership program and the college scholarship are one, inseparable award. Attendance at all online program events is required and monitored. Students may qualify to apply through leadership positions they currently hold per the USSYP official criteria for the current 2020-2021 academic year. If students are unable to hold leadership positions this year due to the pandemic, they can submit the position they held during the 2019-2020 academic year. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgement of the state selection administrator and will be verified and confirmed.

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/.

 

How to Prepare for the Examination

 


Congratulations to the 2020 United States Senate Youth Delegates and Alternates.

 

Delegates

Benjamin Sah Jin Willits Posch, Eudora High School Eudora USD 491

Elizabeth Iris Kim, Manhattan High School, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383

Alternates

Matthew Inman, Erie High School Erie-Galesburg USD 110

Reed Krewson, Blue Valley Southwest High School.Blue Valley USD 229

 


 

Delegates Alternates 
2012
  • Joshua Duden, Mill Valley High School USD 232 
  • Kristina Pedersen, Blue Valley Northwest High School USD 229
2012
  • Deven Schoenthaler, Trego Community High School USD 208
  • Connor Henderson, Shawnee Mission West High School USD 512
2013
  • Logan Brown, Lawrence Free State High School USD 497
  • Ami Purohit, Shawnee Mission West High School USD 512
2013
  • Cheyenne Kline, Sedan Jr/Sr High School USD 286
  • Connor Birzer, Ellinwood High School USD 355
2014
  • Caleb Hurst, Burrton High School USD 369
  • Elizabeth Thomas, Shawnee Mission West High School USD 512
2014
  • Alexander Houston, Lawrence Free State High School USD 497 
  • Amelia Baumgardner, Louisburg High School USD 416
2015
  • Britt Leake, Wichita High School East USD 259
  • Stefan Petrovic, Lawrence High School USD 497
2015
  • Chandler Huddleston, Rolla High School USD 217
  • Matthew Connell, Shawnee Mission West High School USD 512
2016
  • Andrew Figueiredo, Wichita High School East USD 259
  • Jared Long, Beloit Jr/Sr High School USD 273
2016
  • Brennan Cummings, Baxter Springs High School USD 508 
  • Chandler Burrow, Rolla High School USD 217
2017
  • John Campbell, Mill Valley High School USD 232
  • Tel Wittmer, Holton High School USD 336
2017
  • Zachary Vega, Wichita High School USD 259
  • Grant Daily Andover Central High School USD 385
2018
  • Jaron Caffrey, Haven High School USD312 
  • Sandhya Ravikumar, Lawrence Free State High School USD 497
2018
  • Phillip Pyle, Eudora High School USD 491
  • Benjamin Wright, Abilene High School USD 435
2019
  • Eli Blaufuss, Newton High School USD 373
  • Benjamin Sawaya, Blue Valley Southwest High School
2019
  • Benjamin Suh Jin Willits Posch, Eudora High School USD 491
  • Alejandro Rangel-Lopez, Dodge City High School USD 443

2020 

  • Elizabeth Kim, Manhattan High School USD 229
  • Benjamin Posch, Eudora High School USD 491 
2020
  • Matthew Inman, Erie High School USD 101
  • Reed Krewson, Blue Valley Southwest High School USD 229

 

 

Questions about this page contact:

Marisa Seele
(785) 296-2551
mseele@ksde.org

 

 

 
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