Liberty High School Senior Selected as 2nd Alternate for U.S. Senate Youth Program
Westminster, MD
01/10/2018 11:43 AM

Liberty High School Senior Selected as 2nd Alternate for U.S. Senate Youth Program Matthew Johnson, a senior at Liberty High School and the Student Representative on the Board of Education of Carroll County, has been selected as the second alternate to represent the State of Maryland in the United States Senate Youth Program. This program provides a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 56th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 3-10, 2018. Qualified junior or senior high school students must show demonstrated leadership through public service in elected or appointed positions where they are actively representing a constituency in organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history, and/or community service. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense, and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in meetings with the president and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

Contact: Kenneth Goncz, Principal, Liberty High School, 410-751-3560 CG/bb 1/9/18

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