Announcing the William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Program
Each year the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, in cooperation with the United States Senate and the education departments of all the states, sponsors the United States Senate Youth Program. Two student leaders from each state and the District of Columbia are selected to participate in a week-long government leadership program, in Washington, DC (all expenses paid). The students engage in a series of seminars and briefings with Senators and members of the House of Representatives and meet with officials of the executive and judicial branches of government. Each student delegate will also receive a one-time $5,000 college scholarship provided that two full courses in United States, government, history, and/or political science are taken by the student at an accredited institution during the student’s future college or university career.
The Washington, DC segment of the program will take place from March 9-16, 2013
The following students are the New York State Delegates to the 2013 United States Senate Youth Program:
Olivia Castor is a student at Spring Valley High School. A dedicated community volunteer, Olivia serves as a youth leader in the NAACP organizations of her county, and class treasurer. She is dedicated to health-related charitable organizations, volunteering at local hospitals and nursing homes. Her musical talents include the violin and piano. She is a varsity cheerleader, serving as the captain. Academically, she is a member of the National Honor Society. She is the founder of the Haitian Orphanage Sponsorship Project. Her future plans in Higher Education include the study of International Relations.
Aaron Miller, from Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, serves as student council class representative. His is active in the Junior State of America, serving as the Director of Debate for NY and CT. He has written articles that have appeared locally and in the Huffington Post. He is a Regional Director of Expansion and a contributor to split the board. His athletic activities include varsity basketball and tennis. He looks forward to studying economics and political science during college.
The two alternates chosen are Tyler Fisher from Canandaigua Academy and Jonathan Goldstein from The Birch Wathen Lenox School, New York. Posting for next year's program will be in August 2013, and information about this program is always available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/senateyouth.html.