United States Senate Youth Program
Information about the 2013-2014 scholarship has been mailed to all High School Principals and/or Counselors on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Please see your school Principal or Counselor about the testing process.
Additional program information can be found on the U.S. Senate Youth Program website at www.ussenateyouth.org .
Rules for Choosing West Virginia Delegates:
The accompanying brochure lists the qualifications for applicants. Sections will be based on outstanding academic ability and demonstrated qualities of leadership. The West Virginia delegates will be chosen by the following rules:
Sample U.S. Senate Youth Program Test
These are fill-able forms.
2012-2013 U.S. Senate Youth Program
The 51st Washington Week was, once again, an extraordinary and inspiring endeavor that will surely be remembered by all as an experience of a lifetime. Two student delegates from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity came together for an intensive educational experience about the American government, learning from and being encouraged by the highest level elected and appointed officials in the country. Speakers for the 51st annual program included:
Each year, the state department of education selection administrators from the states of the two acting Senate Co-Chairs are invited to attend Washington Week and see the program and the students up close. This year, Senator Shaheen and Senator Burr were our Co-Chairs and we were pleased to host Ms. Lori Temple from the New Hampshire Department of Education and Ms. Michelle McLaughlin from the North Carolina Department of Education as our distinguished guests in education for the week.
The United States Senate Youth Program is truly an amazing program. It is something I will always be thankful for and will never forget. I got to spend an entire week in Washington DC with all expenses paid. I got to meet President Obama, Justice Kagen, and Secretary Kerry.
The fact that I can say that I was in the White House and actually meet the President is surreal. I got a real life experience of how the United States government works. Instead of reading about politics in Washington DC, The Hearst Foundation gave me a real world experience.
The most thrilling experience for me was being able to meet and befriend the other 103 delegates from around the world. Seeing how there is people my age who want to do public service was truly awesome. I would recommend anybody in the country apply for the United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship.
Social Studies Coordinator, Robert “Joey” Wiseman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant, Veronica Barron (email@example.com)
Office of Secondary Learning
Phone: 304-558-5325 FAX: 304-558-1834
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Building 6 Room 603, Charleston, WV 25305